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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 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. 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.
Emergency First Response courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR and first aid skills, and incorporate Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training and emergency oxygen use. Emergency First Response also offers comprehensive First Aid at Work courses, specifically designed to meet national and international compliance standards for CPR and first aid courses in the workplace. Emergency First Response courses are flexible in design to accommodate scheduling and training needs. They can be taught together or alone in any combination.
The Emergency First Response courses build lay rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency. Participants learn and practice the same patient care techniques and principles used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.
What you will learn
Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:
- Primary Care (CPR) – 4 to 5 hours
- Secondary Care (First Aid) – 2 to 3 hours
- Care for Children (Child and infant CPR/first aid) – 6 to 7 hours
- Integrated Primary Care/Secondary Care and Care for Children – 7 to 8 hours
- AED Course – 2 to 3 hours
- CPR & AED Course – 2.5 to 4 hours
- First Aid at Work – 14 to 15 hours
- Emergency First Aid at Work – Minimum of 6 hours
As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you will find that your income opportunities are almost limitless.
You can tap into a variety of markets, including:
- Companies that must provide CPR and First Aid training for their employees due to federal, state or local regulations.
- High-risk industries, such as mining, building and manufacturing
- Schools, including pre-schools, child care centers and nurseries
- Civil Service Employees
- Neighbors, friends and family
- Retirement Communities
- Municipal Employees
- Maritime Industries
- Leisure Industries
- Youth groups
- Sporting groups
- Church groups
- Scuba Diving Community
- Federal State and local government agencies