Emergency First Response – Creating Confidence to Care.
Emergencies happen, and when that happens, we need to be prepared.
Statistics have shown that you will likely give first aid to someone you know than a stranger. And you will likely give first aid when you have undergone training on first aid. 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 alike 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