An Emergency First Response (EFR) course typically covers a range of essential skills and knowledge needed to effectively respond to medical emergencies. Here's a general overview of what might be included:
Basic Life Support (BLS): This involves learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on adults, children, and infants. This includes chest compressions and rescue breathing.
First Aid Skills: Participants learn how to assess and manage various medical emergencies, such as bleeding, shock, burns, fractures, and poisoning. They may also learn how to recognize and respond to medical conditions like heart attacks, strokes, seizures, and allergic reactions.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training: Instruction on how to properly use an AED to restore normal heart rhythm in cases of sudden cardiac arrest.
Choking Response: Techniques for managing choking emergencies in conscious and unconscious victims.
Scene Safety and Assessment: Training on how to ensure the safety of the rescuer, the victim, and bystanders in emergency situations. This includes assessing the scene for potential hazards before providing care.
Emergency Action Plan: Developing and implementing a plan of action to effectively respond to emergencies, including how to contact emergency medical services (EMS) and how to provide ongoing care until help arrives.
Communication Skills: Learning effective communication techniques to reassure and calm victims, gather important information, and provide clear instructions to bystanders.
Legal and Ethical Considerations: Understanding the legal and ethical responsibilities of providing emergency care, including consent, confidentiality, and Good Samaritan laws.
Hands-on Practice: Participants typically engage in hands-on practice sessions, using mannequins and other training aids to simulate real-life emergency scenarios.
Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, participants may receive a certification card, which may be required for certain professions or volunteer positions.
During an emergency oxygen provider course, participants learn to administer oxygen in critical situations. They cover oxygen physiology, when to use it, types of delivery systems, safety precautions, assessing patients, proper administration techniques, handling emergencies, documentation, and legal considerations. The course includes hands-on practice to ensure competency.
Overall, an Emergency First Response course equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to respond effectively in emergency situations and potentially save lives.
This is a one day course that typically runs at the start of a PADI Rescue course.
You must be medically fit to dive. It is mandatory that all students must complete PADI's medical questionnaire prior to undertaking your dive course.