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Emergency First Response™

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.

What is Emergency First Response™ (EFR)

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).

EFR™ CPR and First Aid Course

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:

Primary Care (CPR)

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.

Secondary Care (First Aid)

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.

Care for Children Course

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).

Your 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.


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.

Important: After becoming an EFR Instructor, you will often integrate the Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course with the Care for Children certification.

CPR & AED Course

The EFR™ AED and CPR Certification Course in Bangkok 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 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.

First Aid at Work Programs (FAW)

Governmental regulations in certain countries (e.g. Australia, Canada, Great Britain) call for enhanced workplace training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid responses.

EFR Refresher Certification

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).

EFR CPR & First Aid Course [1 Day]

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 CPR First Aid certification course available in Thailand.Emergency First Response Certifications:

  • Primary Care and Secondary Care
  • Care for Children
  • CPR & AED
  • First Aid at Work
  • EFR Refresher
  • PADI Oxygen Provider

Note: Please check the price list for further details and contact us by email to make a booking or send us an enquiry.

Emergency First Response Instructor Course

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 an ideal opportunity 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.

FAQ about CPR and First Aid Certifications

Why Give First Aid?

There are several objectives for emergency personnel when providing medical first aid. The four main goals are to reserve life, to prevent or minimise the escalation of an illness or injury, to provide pain relief for the patient, and to promote a successful recovery.

Is there a difference between a Victim and Patient?

The short answer is that a victim will be a person 'harmed' by an event (e.g. a car accident, crime). At this particular moment, no one will be caring for the well-being of the victim.

Whereas, a victim will become someone's "patient" once they are receiving medical attention (e.g. by an Emergency First Responder).

Emergency First Response: The Benefits

Life can be a little 'unpredictable' at times. Responders are prepared and confident to act in a crisis. When you know what steps to follow, and who to call, you can save lives.

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.

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Certification

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:

  • Emergency oxygen equipment set up.
  • Providing oxygen to a breathing/non-breathing diver.
  • Service and maintenance of oxygen equipment.

PADI Rescue Diver Certification

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.

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.

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