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The Emergency First Response™ Instructor certification allows you to teach and certify students for internationally recognised courses in CPR and First Aid.
EFR Instructors have an opportunity to target high-risk industries that often require the workforce to be certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Childcare.
When you learn how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and provide basic first aid, you have acquired lifesaving skills.
The Primary Care section focuses on emergencies that are immediately life threatening.
Whereas, Secondary Care (basic first aid) targets injuries and illnesses that are not causing an immediate threat to life.
Assessment first aid is also appropriate for first responders when local emergency medical services (EMS) are unavailable or delayed.
Like all PADI® scuba courses, the Emergency First Response Instructor course is performance based. Even so, most instructor candidates will complete all fourteen (14) hours of required training in less than two (2) full days of tuition.
Note: As with all Emergency First Response™ courses, the price includes all study materials required for training and the two year certification.
To start instructor training you should have successfully completed a sanctioned course in CPR and First Aid within the past 24 months (e.g. EFR Primary and Secondary Care) and be at least eighteen (18) years old.
You also qualify to join a course if you are a practising medical professional. Typical examples include Paramedics, physicians, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Registered Nurses.
The goals and performance requirements are covered in the Primary Care, Secondary Care, and Care for Children courses and include:
Enrolment for the training assumes all of the prerequisites have been met. The price quoted does not include any required membership application or EFR Instructor renewal fees.
The training includes:
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.
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).
Marketing yourself as an EFR™ Instructor is easier than you may think because you have a lot of support from the training agency.
Here is a list of individuals and companies that may need to get sanctioned CPR and First Aid training (e.g. because of regulations set by the government or local authorities).
After you become a CPR Instructor you might want to start training the trainers. If so, you can complete further training and earn the Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer rating.
Before you can enter the EFR Instructor Trainer course, you would need to (all):
Note: The short video [2:07 seconds] presented by the American Heart Association (AHA) explains how to perform 'hands-only' CPR for situations where you are unable to protect yourself against mouth to mouth contact.
These are three of the most popular certification courses that Emergency First Response Instructors can teach and certify students for:
Do you have a passion for teaching CPR and First Aid? If so, you can join an elite group of Emergency First Response Instructor Trainers.
Become an EFR™ Instructor Trainer and you have an ideal opportunity to expand your passion of teaching and increase (or supplement) your income by training your students to become Emergency First Response Instructors.
Note: The EFR Instructor rating is a requirement for becoming a PADI® Scuba Instructor. Please check the full price list for further details and contact us by email to make a booking or send us an enquiry.