First Responder Course

A Training program for the FIRST RESPONDER

India is one of the youngest countries of the world with a median age of 25 years in 2010. By 2020, the population burden of the past turns will turn into a demographic dividend with 64% of the population in the working age group. By 2021, the youth population will be 464 million, with the median age of 29 years, making India one of the youngest countries in the world.

Today, healthcare is rapidly shifting from a medically dominated profession to care provided by a team of multidisciplinary teams which include a wide variety of allied/healthcare professionals many of whom have remained unacknowledged or unregulated. Augmentation of trained healthcare workers at all the levels is necessary to ensure quality and improved access to healthcare services. Keeping this huge demographic shift in view, one of the principal focus areas of the Union the National Skill Development Mission to make youth more employable and to get better work opportunities.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is launching training initiative named as ‘Skills for Life, Save a Life Initiative’ to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare system. Under this initiative, various courses are planned to be initiated targeting specific competencies for healthcare professionals as well as for the general public


In an emergency, the first few minutes are the most important for a patient and the care he/she receives in that time may help save a life. Such a person is a first responder, someone that is present at the scene and could be of immediate assistance. First Responder is further defined as- ‘the first person on the incidence scene to recognize the emergency, activate an EMS system and provide lifesaving first aid with minimal equipment until the EMS providers arrive’

SCOPE OF PRACTICE: Recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition, assess requirements for first aid, administer appropriate first aid.

COURSE DURATION: One-day training program
COURSE CONTENT: Management of Stroke, Cardiac Arrest, Choking, Anaphylaxis & Trauma

CRITERIA: 10th Standard and above, general public (who want to learn basic first aid and critical life-saving techniques) such as teachers, drivers (commercial), security guards, fire personnel, police personnel, etc. and mandatory for all public health professionals.
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION AND ATTENDANCE: English/ Hindi and regional languages with 100% attendance expected