The EFR sign of the red heart is a sign of excellent Primary and Secondary medical assistance in the case of a diving or non-diving incident. Accidents happen in every walk of life whether in the workplace, home or leisure environment.
Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches you how to deal with emergencies that are immediately life threatening. You will focus on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure you have the knowledge, understanding and confidence to use your skills. Care for Children is not included in this course but is available at a small extra cost (click here for more information).
Emergency First Responder (EFR Primary Care) program covers:
Scene Assessment; Barrier Use; Primary Assessment; Rescue Breathing; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); Serious Bleeding Management; Shock Management; Spinal Injury Management.
Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) covers:
Injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening or when the local EMS is unavailable or delayed. You focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice.
No dive certification required and no minimum age limit. The PADI Emergency First Responder (EFR Secondary Care) program covers all of the below items in addition to Primary Care:- Injury Assessment Illness Assessment Bandaging Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures Use of an AED (Defibrillator) Duration: Depending on the amount of home study, the Primary and Defibrillator Courses maybe completed in as little as four hours. There is also a requirement for a bi-annual refresher course (€90.00) in order that your information and skills are current.
Basic Participant Course Book is included in the course price as is the EFR Certification.The manual can be sent to your home address, at a small additional cost, so that you may begin the theory part of your course before you begin your holiday in Gozo! The Care for Children Manual and Rescue Mask are available at an extra cost.
This is a course that can be conducted outside diving and can be put into practise within the workplace. This course is mandatory for Rescue Diver, Divemaster Trainees, Assistant Instructors and Instructors. For Rescue Diver and Divemaster Courses the EFR course is integrated with the course. .