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Emergency First Response (EFR) – CPR & First Aid

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No minimum age – No diving qualification necessary.


The Emergency First Response course provides you with the knowledge and builds your confidence to perform CPR and First Aid. The EFR course is mandatory before enrolling in the PADI Rescue Diver course (some other medical qualifications are acceptable), however this course is useful for all divers and non divers alike, as it will provide you with the ability to deal with emergencies at home, at work or when diving and for parents the peace of mind to know that they can do the very best for their children if the situation would ever arise.


The course


• 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.

• 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.


The EFR course is based on internationally recognised medical guidelines for emergency care.