Emergency First Response Training.
Who should take this course?
Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.
EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. The course also meets training requirements for employment and work-place CPR and first aid. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.
The following EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.
Know how to respond to emergencies – just in case. Statistics show you’re more likely to give first aid to someone you know than a stranger. When minutes count, you’ll be the person to give the necessary aid to a family member, dive buddy or co-workers, before Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrive.
The Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course is an accredited CPR and First Aid program that helps divers and non-divers advance their knowledge, providing the skills they need to potentially save a life.
The course builds the confidence and skills needed to provide basic emergency care. You won’t just watch a video, you’ll get hands on practice with a CPR mannequin, simulate bandaging, role play an emergency scenario and other skills. You’ll get to practice each skill until you feel comfortable.
While the material taught in this course is serious, it’s taught in a positive, upbeat environment. Here’s what you’ll learn:
- BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
- AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
- Preventing and caring for shock
- Spinal injury management
- Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
- Basic first aid: Illness & Injury Assessment, Bandaging, Management of fractures & dislocations, and first aid kit considerations
A Care for Children course is also available.
After you complete the program, you’ll have the skills necessary to help others should it be necessary.
- Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
- Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
- Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.
- CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.
- First Aid at Work – In some areas, such as Great Britain, Australia and Canada, governmental regulations call for enhanced CPR and first aid training for the workplace. First Aid at Work programs designed for these areas include additional topics and skills to meet requirements while following the easy to learn EFR approach to training.
- EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.
Prepared and ready.
“Now that my family are all EFR certified, I feel so much better, just in case an emergency does arise. Thank you.”
— Teresa Fields, Falmouth, ME
Working together, to make things better.
“With our four year old, we are even ready for the little emergencies. We appreciate all your efforts.”
— David Bernhard, Portland, ME
Ready on the job.
“Our work place is certainly much better off than we were, now that everyone has been through this training. We will make EFR training a standard part of employee hiring.”
— Rachael Kaminski, Synergery LLC
It may come down to you.
You may be the only link to providing help when help is desperately needed. By inviting friends or family members to sign up with you, those you care about the most will be better prepared in case of an unexpected emergency. Contact us today and after you complete the program, you’ll have the skills necessary to help others should it be necessary. Your Emergency First Response course fee includes course materials, supplies, and certification fee: $200.00 Discount offered for multiple enrollments.