The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses lead to several different levels of certification.
EFR courses create confidence that encourage you to help others in the event of a medical emergency and prepare you to respond in an appropriate manner.
Lay rescuers learn the basics of emergency care through a process of discovery - from simple to more complex.
Increasing rescuer confidence, developed through a series of practice sessions, means you will be more willing to respond.
The EFR course has no prerequisites, even though PADI promotes the training as being 'primarily' suited for scuba divers.
Emergency First Response™ courses result in two year internationally recognised certifications. They do not require scuba training dives.
Hence, the benefits also apply to those who are responsible for others around water (e.g. boat crew, childminders, non-diving buddies, lifeguards, and shore-based supervisory staff).
So, what does it take to become a trained Emergency Responder? The course curriculum will cover several topics, depending on what level of certification you need.
You will learn:
You will master the steps and basic techniques for handling common life-threatening emergencies. So, many of the skills that you will practice are used to aid patients who:
Learning how to perform CPR means you can continue to monitor the patient's lifeline (ABCs). Doing so, provides every possible chance for patient survival while waiting for the emergency medical services (EMS) to arrive.
Not all medical conditions are life-threatening. Even so, emergency medical services can be delayed or unavailable in some remote areas.
You will learn how to provide first aid techniques and procedures that ease pain and may reduce the risk of further harm. After assessing a range of injuries and illnesses, you will practice how to apply bandages and splints.
Participants in the CFC course practice and master how to apply emergency care skills that are specific to helping infants and small children with medical emergencies.
Thus, this course is mostly for people who work with children or those who may need to respond in emergencies that involve toddlers or youngsters.
Note: Most EFR Instructors will integrate the Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course with the Care for Children certification.
The main focus of this short course (half a day) is CPR training and teaching beginners the procedures for using automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
In most cases, the Emergency First Response CPR with AED certification meets the requirements for workplace or governmental health and safety regulations.
Governmental regulations in certain countries (e.g. Australia, Canada, Great Britain) call for enhanced workplace training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid responses.
Refreshing your CPR and first aid skills at least once every two years is good practice. Hence, the Emergency First Response Refresher course is the perfect fit.
EFR recertification focuses on all the key skills and means participants get to stay current and updated with any new protocols and emergency treatments.
Note: EFR courses contain extra support through the use of self-study materials (e.g. quick reference cards and video presentations).
Life can be a little 'unpredictable' at times. Responders are prepared and confident to act in a crisis. By knowing what steps to follow, and who to call, they do save lives.
EFR students learn valuable skills and knowledge that is the foundation for other medical training programs, such as the Care for Children certification, the PADI Oxygen Administration specialty, Automated External Defibrillator use, and the PADI Rescue Diver training.
Administering urgent oxygen in the event of a scuba diving accident may be crucial for a positive outcome. The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course develops rescuer techniques in:
Many divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver Course as 'challenging' yet extremely 'rewarding'. The demands of the rescue training lessons are what make this invaluable experience the most 'serious' fun diving, you will ever have.
The EFR Automated External Defibrillator Course represents entry-level training to recognise the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and administer first aid using basic life support techniques (BLS).
Automated External Defibrillators can extend the window of opportunity while rescuers activate the local medical response personnel (EMS), or arrange for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.
The EFR Care for Children Course teaches the lay rescuer how to provide critical care for children (age 1 to 12) and for newborns (e.g. infants less than one year old).
The training may include CPR, AED, and First Aid, for medical emergencies that children face, preventing common injuries and illnesses in children, and how the emotional aspect of caring for children is different than adults.
Emergency First Response™ CPR and First Aid Instructor Training Course offers you a unique opportunity to teach and certify student-level international certifications.
EFR Instructors have a superior facility to tap into a variety of limitless markets that require or request CPR, AED, First Aid, and Childcare, while supplementing your income at the same time.
Note: Scuba divers can get the CPR and first aid training requirements needed for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings from EFR courses. Because of their affiliation to PADI, Emergency First Response is the preferred certifying agency.
Participants can use eLearning to complete the independent study portion of the EFR Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course.
A digital version of the Skills Workbook to use in class, and the Emergency Care Reference Section is also available for students to use.
Emergency First Response Certifications: