Medical First Responder (MFR)
purpose of this course is to provide individuals with first
response tasks the knowledge and skills necessary to assess,
treat and transport patient sick or injured as a result of
an emergency or disaster.
is a thirteen-day course of the Program for Enhancement
of Emergency Response that was developed by the United
States Agency for International Development through its
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance together in
collaboration with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department,
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, and National Society
for Earthquake Technology-Nepal. The course has been delivered
in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal,Thailand and the
and disaster first response groups, i.e. Fire Departments,
Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies, Police Departments,
Rescue Groups associated with government emergency response
|Course Methodology and Content:
• Emergency Medical Systems and the Medical First Responder
• Infectious Disease and Precautions
• The Incident
• Anatomical References
• Patient Assessment
• Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
• Oxygen Therapy
• Haemorrhage and Shock
• Soft-Tissue Injuries
• Musculoskeletal Injuries
• Skull, Spinal and Chest Injuries
• Burns and Environmental Emergencies
• Medical Emergencies, Part 1: Cardiovascular
Emergencies and Abdominal Distress
• Medical Emergencies, Part 2: Respiratory Emergencies
• Medical Emergencies, Part 3: Seizures, Diabetic
Emergencies and Cardiovascular Accidents
• Lifting and Moving Patients
• Report Writing and Preparation for the Next
• Multiple Casualty Incidents and Triage
three typical emergency scenarios, i.e.; trauma, medical,
and labour/delivery, the individual participant, following
the protocols taught and the course, will:
• Receive and register an emergency
• Arrive at a simulated emergency event and evaluate
• Secure the scene and solicit appropriate help
• Gain access to, and evaluate the status of patient.
• Select the necessary equipment
• Stabilize the patient at the scene.
• Immobilize and transport the patient.
• Inform the receiving facility of the patient's
condition and treatment given.
• Prepare the equipment for the next emergency
participant will be provided the basic equipment used
in medical first response. Participants will use all personal
protective equipment and adhere to all universal precautions.
Each scenario will be completed in fifteen minutes.
At the completion of this course, the participants will
be able to:
Describe the steps, necessary to prepare the first responder
• Describe how an emergency call registered and
handled according to need.
• List the actions necessary to secure the site
of an emergency and gain access to the victims.
• Evaluate a patient and select the correct equipment
needed to treat that patient.
• Describe the steps used to immobilize and treat
a patient during transport.
• Prepare a report containing the patient's condition
and treatment given.
• Prepare the equipment to respond to a new emergency.