EFR courses are open to anyone - diver or non-diver - of any age with an interest in learning techniques for emergency response, including first aid and CPR. Participants learn through multimedia (DVD and book), observe demonstrations by an EFR Instructor, practice techniques, and then apply these skills in a series of scenarios. There are several courses available:
EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings.
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 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.
Every course consist of three (3) core sections:
- Knowledge Development
- Skill Development
- Scenario Practice