Emergency First Response Course (EFR)
Many divers take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program pre-requisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the Emergency First Response Course 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 Emergency First Response Course is a dry course and no prior qualification is required. The course duration is 1 full day and incorporates two primary components detailed below.
Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR)
Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teach participant 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 necessary care if and when emergency situations arise. The Primary Care (CPR) skills that you will be taught on the PADI Emergency First Response Course (EFR) 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)
Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) covers injuries or illness 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
- 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 & Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries, Venomous Bites and Stings, and Illness Assessment Record Sheet.
What Will I Need To Complete?
If you are completing this course the same time as the PADI Rescue Diver Course or PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor Course, we will likely to conduct the Emergency First Response Course (EFR) at our PADI 5 Star Career Development 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 Kota Kinabalu.
Method of Assessment
Knowledge mastery is assessed using knowledge reviews and an exam. Skills mastery is assessed by student demonstration of practical skills.
Your Safety is Our Priority
At all times you are in safe hands. We pride ourselves on small group instruction ensuring our clients get the very best of attention from the instructor. Safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and HSE Guidelines. Our boats are equipped with marine radio, GPS & First Aid kits and our qualified snorkel guides always bring a life ring with them. All our guides are trained in Emergency First Response.