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EFR Emergency First Response

PADI Emergency First Response (EFR)

PADI Emergency First Response is a first aid and CPR course. It teaches you to provide emergency care for someone in need and is based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care. This course is suitable for divers and non divers and meets the requirements for ‘appointed person’ in the workplace. To qualify as a rescue diver you need to have current CPR training and the first part of this course fulfills this requirement.

The EFR Course is classroom based and takes up to one day. Prior to the course you will be given an EFR manual and will be asked to read through the book and do the knowledge reviews ready for the classroom session.

There are two parts to this course:

Primary Care

Scene assessment, barrier use, primary assessment, rescue breathing, one rescuer adult CPR, serious bleeding management, shock management, spinal injury management, automated external defibrillator orientation, conscious choking adult, emergency oxygen use

Secondary Care

Injury assessment, illness assessment, bandaging, splinting for dislocations and fractures.

Both of these sections include acting out some practical scenarios where you will learn how to put your new learned knowledge and skills to use by administering first aid safely and calmly in realistic situations.

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