It’s a phrase that most of us hope to never hear and a situation that we hope to never be in.
But if you were to ever be in a medical emergency, can you confidently say that you would know what to do and what care you needed to provide to your patient? If your answer is no or if you hesitated to answer, then it might be time to start thinking about undertaking an Emergency First Response course. Emergency First Response (EFR) courses will teach participants how to respond and provide care when faced with life-threatening emergencies.
The Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training course is also a part of the PADI Rescue Diver course but can be undertaken by non-divers as well.
This course is composed of 2 core modules that are taught in tandem:
- Primary Care (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation - CPR)
- Secondary Care (first aid)
In tandem, these training courses provide extensive instruction in CPR and first aid, as well as providing Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and emergency oxygen modules.
The course is designed meet the CPR and first aid per-requisite training requirements for completing the PADI Rescue Diver course.
Accidents and illnesses happen all the time. Sometimes the victims just need a friendly helpful hand, but others may suffer serious injury without your assistance. Whether you're diving or not, Emergency First Response training prepares you to effectively handle potentially life-threatening situations.