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First Aid Training

Duration: 1 day

CPR and First Aid: EFR, Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care First Aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports just in case. You need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course.

EFR is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these life saving skills and they're for anyone, not just divers. Many of the skills you will learn are exactly the same as those by doctors and staff in the Accident and Emergency departments of hospitals!

The fun part about EFR training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.

What You Learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses:

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
  • AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
  • Preventing and caring for shock
  • Spinal injury management
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
  • Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

The Learning Materials You Need:

Through a combination of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you'll build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. The Primary and Secondary Care Manual and video on DVD preview scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations.

The EFR Response Care at a Glance card is a quick-reference guide for emergency situations. Designed to fit in a glove compartment or backpack, the Care at a Glance card is an important component for any first-aid or disaster preparedness kit.

Prerequisites:

To enroll in EFR courses, you must Care about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency.