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Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Course


Course Overview

The Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course equips participants with crucial life-saving skills. This course is suitable for anyone, including non-divers, as it covers essential first aid techniques applicable in various emergencies. The training encompasses a variety of situations, ensuring participants are prepared to provide care until professional medical help is available.

Primary Care (CPR)

In the Primary Care section, participants learn how to handle life-threatening emergencies. This includes performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and managing serious bleeding, shock, and spinal injuries. The training is hands-on, allowing participants to practice these skills in a supportive environment.

Secondary Care (First Aid)

The Secondary Care component focuses on first aid skills that address non-life-threatening conditions. This includes assessing a variety of injuries and illnesses, bandaging, and splinting. Participants learn to conduct a thorough patient assessment, recognizing and responding to injuries and illnesses that require immediate care.

Course Structure

The EFR course is divided into knowledge development and practical application. Participants first learn through self-study using EFR manuals and videos, followed by instructor-led sessions where they practice and refine their skills. The course also includes scenarios to apply what they've learned in realistic situations.

Getting Started

To enroll in the EFR course, simply contact a local PADI dive shop or instructor. No prerequisites are required, making this course accessible to anyone interested in gaining vital first aid skills. Upon completion, participants receive EFR certification, which is valid for two years.

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