Many divers take the EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE courses to meet programme prerequisites for the PADI Rescue Diver or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, the EFR course is a worthwhile course for divers and non-divers alike. Emergency First Response teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies and injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice, participants will gain the necessary knowledge to feel confident in their ability to provide the necessary care if and when emergency situations arise. The Emergency First Responder Certification is recognised worldwide.
Primary Care | Secondary Care | Certification
The first part of the course focuses on primary care: medical responses training for life-threatening conditions. You’ll get extensive instructions in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR, or heart massage). Your Instructor will teach you how to provide rescue breaths and how to prevent or care for a person in shock. Furthermore, you will learn to manage spinal injuries, severe bleeding and respiratory blockages. Don’t forget the usage of barriers!
The second part of the course focuses on secondary care: first aid for non-life threatening injuries. You’ll learn how to apply best bandages, put people into the recovery position, assess a variety of injuries and illnesses, and treat burns, scrapes and minor allergic reactions. This course will teach you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm.