Emergency First Response
First aid and CPR are important skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills; additionally, the skills taught in this course are for anyone, not just divers.
The fun part about Emergency First Response training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.
EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.
What will I do?
During the course you will learn:
• BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
• AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
• Preventing and caring for shock
• Spinal injury management
• Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
• Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations
How do I start?
The course consists of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, which will build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. The Primary and Secondary Care Manual and video on DVD preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations.
The Emergency First Response Care at a Glance card is a quick-reference guide for emergency situations. This card is designed to fit in a glove compartment or backpack. Most important the Care at a Glance card is an important component for any first-aid or disaster preparedness kit.