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Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response

Our approach to first aid training builds your confidence to provide care when there is a medical emergency and confidence is everything when a true emergency is at hand. We do this by teaching Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and first aid skills in a non-stressful learning environment and providing more hands-on skill practice time.

General academic information is covered using our independent study materials. This allows your instructor to focus class time on skill development rather than lecture. More practice time means better skill retention, which gives you the confidence to respond in the event of a medical emergency.

To Start…

How do I get started?

Home study with the manual as with most of our programmes is the way to start. The manual covers the information you need before you turn up for the hands on stuff. Everything you need is included in the cost of the programme. Just pick your dates if you can and pay your deposit and we will give you your EFR manual to take away. If you are combining the EFR with your PADI Rescue Diver programme then you will take away the materials for both.


What will I do?

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 to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.

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.

Primary Care (CPR) skills taught at Aquasport include:

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, Orientation to Emergency Oxygen Use.

Secondary Skills (First Aid) taught at Aquasport include:

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

The training manual 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, 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.

All the EFR materials needed to complete the programme are included in the cost.


How long will it take?

As little as one day. With all the training facilities in one place we can offer you a training package unmatched by anyone.

Other options are available including mid-week and group packages so there is no rush and how you complete your training is up to you.


What will I need?

Just your manual to get going! A £50 deposit is required to book your Emergency First Responder training and you will receive your EFR Manual to start you on your way.

Everything you need to complete the programme is included.


Emergency First Response Programme £100.

A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport.
Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.


Courses starting monthly. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email info@aquasportonline.com

Where To?

Where can I go from here?

The EFR is just the beginning of the chain of first aid related programmes available. Aquasport offer the whole range of programmes for both diving and non-diving emergencies. So whether you just want to learn the basics, cover more in depth subjects such as Care for Children or teach the subject, Aquasport has something for everyone.

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