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PADI Emergency First Response (EFR)

Respond quick to emergencies!

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Project Description

Take a Significant Step in Emergency Preparedness.

Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization. Dedicated to training the lay rescuer, EFR courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and feature an outstanding First Aid at Work component making it a favourite among divers and non-divers around the world. Many divers take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the EFR program to be important in every day life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise. Our EFR is a dry course and no prior qualification is required. The course duration is 1 full day and incorporates two primary components detailed below.

PADI Emergency First Response

What will I need to complete ?

If you are completing this course at the same time as the PADI Rescue Diver Course or PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor Course, we will likely conduct the Emergency First Response (EFR) Course at our PADI 5 STAR IDC Centre on Gaya Island. If you are completing the EFR course without another course combination we will likely conduct the course at our head office classroom located in KK Times Square in Kota Kinabalu.

Course Pre-requisites 

None. Recommended for divers and non-divers. Only an enthusiasm for safety is required!

Program Outline 

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR)

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care. Through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice, participants will gain the knowledge. Participants will be able to have the confidence in their ability to provide the necesary care if and when emergency situations arise. The Primary Care (CPR) skills that you will be taught on the PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) course includes the following:

  • Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions
  • Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
  • Primary Assessment Rescue Breathing
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training
  • Emergency Oxygen Use Orientation

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) Course Content

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice. Secondary Skills taught in this course:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

Includes Reference Section on the following topics: Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Burns, Chemical Burns, CPR (adult, child, infant) Choking (adult and infant), Cone Shell Stings, Coral, Jellyfish and Hydroid Stings, Cuts, Dental Injuries, Diabetic Problems, Dislocations and Fractures, Electrical Injuries, Eye Injuries, First Aid Kit Assembly, Fish Spine Injury, Frostbite & Heat Exhaustion; As well as: Heatstroke, Heart Attack, Hypothermia, Illness Assessment, Injury Assessment, Insect Stings, Octopus Bites, Poisoning, Rescue Breathing (adult, child, infant) Scrapes, Seizures, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Sprains and Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries, Venomous Bites and Stings, and Illness Assessment Record Sheet

Itinerary at a Glance 

Course Duration

This 1-day course, is based on participants individual performance and ability to meet the course objectives.

Self Study: Read the corresponding chapters and complete all related knowledge review. If you have time to collect the self study materials before the course – great !

Day 1

08:15 Hotel pickup (KK city centre only including Tg Aru) (07:15 hrs pick up for outside of KK Area) & transfer to marina or head office classroom. 08:45 Welcome briefing, Payment & Registration 09:15 EFR course 13:00 Lunch Break 14:00 EFR course 16:00 Course completion and certification 16:30 Return to Hotel

Hotel transfers (KK City), boat transfers, freshly cooked lunch and refreshments, park entry & jetty fees, guide/instruction, required learning materials, required certifications fees, equipment rental, lunch (only if course is conducted at the dive centre on Gaya Island), plus water, tea & coffee.
Alcoholic or carbonated beverages, lunch if conducted in the head office classroom in KK Times Square, any items not explicitly stated.
Change of clothes, sun lotion, sun cream, towel, personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat, personal medication.

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