Emergency First Response
Our Emergency First Response (EFR) program covers:
- Emergency First Response – Primary Care (CPR)teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
- Emergency First Response – Secondary Care (First Aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening.
As one of the foremost international CPR and First Aid training companies, Emergency First Response (EFR) gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies – not just in the diving world, but in your everyday world with your family, friends, neighbours, class mates and co-workers too.
However, 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.
But, 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. Would you know what to do if someone collapses? Falls down some stairs? Receives a serious burn whilst cooking in the kitchen?
The Emergency First Response program meets requirements for CPR and First Aid in the workplace (Asia Pacific) and incorporates the latest procedures for emergency patient care. This program also supports the following formal work training packages in Australia – HLTCPR201A, Perform CPR / HLTFA201A, Provide Basic Emergency Life Support / HLTFA301B, Apply First Aid /SRXFAD001A, Provide First Aid
What do I need to start?
No dive certification required
No minimum age limit
Care about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency
What will I do?
The course incorporates independent study to prepare you for a classroom and hands-on skill development session with your instructor, please note that we only conduct our EFR courses during weekend LOB trips (Weekend trip charges not included). You will need to watch a video which will preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations. You will learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.
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 to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.
Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:-
- 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
Using our Little Anne® CPR Training Manikin [copyright© 2010 Laerdal Medical (http://www.laerdal.com). All rights reserved. Used with permission], students will have a realistic experience when learning CPR. Her features are listed below:-
- Oral and nasal passages allow realistic nose pinch required for mouth-to-nose ventilation
- Natural obstruction of the airway allows students to learn the important technique of opening the airway
- Head tilt/chin lift and jaw thrust allow students to correctly practice all maneuvers necessary when resuscitating a real victim
- Realistic airway function means that the airway remains obstructed without proper head tilt/chin lift or jaw thrust. Chest rise is seen with correct ventilations
- Anatomically correct landmarks and sternal notch allow the student to practice identification of all anatomical landmarks relevant to adult CPR
- Audible feedback reinforces correct compression depth. An optional “clicker” feature signals the correct compression depth
- Realistic chest compression resistance allows the students to experience the amount of pressure needed to perform proper chest compressions in a real-life situation
Emergency First Response – Secondary Care (First Aid)
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 Care (First Aid) skills taught in this course:-
- Injury Assessment
- Illness Assessment
- Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures
What is included in the program?
- All course materials
- Emergency First Response Certification Card