Emergency First Reponse (EFR)

PADI – Emergency First Response

The first aid and the RCP are techniques of high importance to know for every individual involved in adventure sports. Furthermore, these methods are necessary for the course PADI Rescue Diver. Emergency First Response, affiliated to PADI, is specialized in the education of techniques to manage emergencies threatening the life.


Who is this course for

Emergency First Response training concentrates on building self-confidence in lay rescuers and raising their readiness to react when faced with a medical emergency. Course students learn naturally to follow steps for emergency care and training applying skills in nonstressful learning conditions. All courses are supported by self-study guidebooks, videos and quick reference cards to improve learning and allow you begin studying right away.

Emergency First Response training meet the CPR and first aid exercise requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level classes. Most PADI Instructors are Emergency First Response Instructors.

The following Emergency First Response courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.

What you will learn

  • Primary Care (CPR) – This course instructs you the steps and procedures for handling life-threatening distress. You’ll practice eight skills for assisting patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have spinal damage, may be in shock or who may have severe bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to observe the patient so that you give every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical aids to arrive.
  • Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because multiple medical conditions are not life-threatening, and emergency medical aids are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course guides you on how to provide first aid that reduces pain and decreases the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice splinting and bandaging.
  • Care for Children – This course allows members to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to assisting infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with the kids or is likely to have to answer to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often combined with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.
  • CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental obligations specify this training, the CPR & AED course answers the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.
  • First Aid at Work – In some regions, such as Great Britain, Australia, and Canada, administrative regulations call for improved CPR and first aid preparation for the workplace. First Aid at Work programs designed for these areas includes supplementary topics and abilities to meet requirements while pursuing the easy to learn EFR approach to training.
  • EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to renew your CPR and first aid experiences every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher program is meant to do. Focusing on fundamental skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.

Confined Water Dives

To learn basic SCUBA Diving Skills & Tricks!

Open Water Dives

To put in practice your newly acquired skills and explore!

Knowledge Development

Independent study or in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving.

Take Advantage

You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course..

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