Emergency First Responder (E.F.R.)
First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course.
Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors!
The EFR course consists of two programs:
• Secondary Care – focuses on first aid skills, such as injury and illness assessment.
The courses can be taken together or separately, proof of CPR training is required to take the Secondary Care course. These relaxed but informative courses are open to anyone and are essential training for divers and non divers alike. Each course takes around half a day to complete. Combined DAN Oxygen Provider Course & PADI Oxygen First Aid Specialty Course This is a “must” for PADI Rescue Divers and above. No other course teaches the set up and use of O2 equipment in an emergency. You need this training! The DAN Oxygen Provider Course will train you to recognize possible dive related injuries and provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating local emergency services and/or arranging evacuation. You will receive dual certification with DAN and PADI, the PADI Oxygen First Aid Specialty rating can be counted towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. Open to both divers and non-divers the recommended minimum age is 12 (CPR certification is also recommended) and the course takes around 4 hours.
The Emergency First Response Care for Children course teaches people how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children and infants. This course allows you to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills in a nonstressful environment that encourages action. The course introduces the knowledge and skills in simple steps, you will find it easy to remember and use appropriate emergency care procedures when faced with a child in need.
The course may also be integrated with the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) or Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) courses for individuals who want to be better prepared to care for people of all ages in a variety of circumstances.
The course content focuses on primary and secondary care for children (one to eight years old) and infants (less than a year old). Participants do not need to have previous CPR or first aid training, although those who do will find the course a good refresher to general emergency care skills.
The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care that were produced through a consensus process of practicing professionals in instructional design for this type of training.
• Provide a positive and nurturing learning that increases skill retention and encourages action.
• Learn simple, consistent CPR and first aid procedures for emergency care for children into an easy-to-recall Emergency First Responder protocol.
• The course follows consistent international guidelines, yet is flexible enough to accommodate regional CPR and first aid protocols and cultural differences.
• Maximizing participant skill development and practice time.
EFR – $115
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