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Different Types of CFRs...

There are two different types of CFRs volunteering in communities:

Community First Responders (CFR) are equipped with an AED, oxygen and oxygen masks, wound dressings and a Basic Obs Kit - containing a pulse oximeter, tympanic/infrared thermometer and an automated blood pressure machine.

Enhanced Community First Responders (ECFR) have additional equipment and are trained and assessed by NWAS clinical staff to check blood glucose levels and if required administer dextrose gel. They are also equipped with cervical collars and CAT tourniquets.

For cardiac related chest pain they can administer 300mg aspirin. They can also administer Entonox if needed to control pain levels where appropriate.


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