Emergency First Response Course
Regardless of if you are a diver or not, there are always accidents waiting to happen. One day, you could make a difference and save someone's life. If you would like to learn first aid or simply need this qualification for further advancement in the PADI system and would like to learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere - look no further! The course is based on internationally recognised medical guidelines for emergency care and is broken into two components; Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid). Emergency First Response (EFR) is the world's fastest growing international first aid and CPR training organisation and is internationally recognised. It meets the requirements for CPR & first aid training in the workplace (OSHA Guideline 29 CFR 1910.151).
The course is structured to help you remember emergency care procedures and apply these skills in times of need. Classroom presentation sessions follow hands-on development with your instructor where you will practice and repeat practical skills. You will learn the same patient care techniques in-use today by medical professionals. On completion of the course you will be competent to deal with any possible life threatening injuries, apply techniques such as CPR, conduct secondary patient and illness assessments and learn how to bandage or splint a wound in the event of a delay in the arrival of emergency services.
How much is it and what is included?
The course costs £100 (£75 with PADI Rescue course) and includes:
- EFR primary & secondary care course
- Automated External Defibrillator training
- Certification fee
What happens next?
You will now be confident and capable to render medical assistance should any situation arise. We suggest you keep these skills up to date by doing a refresher course every two years. Divers might wish to enrol on the PADI Oxygen Administration speciality, which complements the EFR course by learning about decompression sickness, near drowning and lung over-expansion injuries and how to provide emergency oxygen, now a legal requirement.