Emergency First Response

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Emergency First Response training focuses on building your confidence as a rescuer and increasing your ability to respond when faced with a medical emergency. You will learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practise applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. The course is supported by self-study materials, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.
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The Emergency First Response course meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. The course is based on internationally recognised medical guidelines for emergency care.


What will I do?

The EFR certification is a recognised certificate of first aid and comprises of two modules, Primary Care and Secondary Care. In our fully equipped multi-media classrooms, you will learn how to deal with many different scenarios, from a sprained ankle to cardiac arrest.

The EFR Primary Care section teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practise eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

The Secondary Care section will focus on what to do while waiting for the Emergency Medical Services to arrive and teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practise bandaging and splinting.


How do I get started?

As soon as you sign up and pay online we will send you your EFR home study materials. Don’t worry if you can’t commit to a date straight away. There are plenty scheduled throughout the year and you can get started on the home study as soon as you have received your materials.


How long will it take?

The course is completed in just one day.


What will I need?

There is no minimum age or prerequisite for this course. You just need a desire to help others. All materials needed to complete the course are included. However, we do recommend that you buy your own pocket mask to practise using when doing CPR and to keep in your first aid kit. These can be purchased from our shop at the start of your course. 


Where can I go from here?

The Emergency First Response course meets an important requirement for the PADI Rescue Diver programme.

You may also complete further training to become a PADI EFR Instructor yourself. An EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, but you don’t have to wait until you’re ready to go pro. The only requirements are that you’re at least 18 years old and have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training within the past 24 months.