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PADI Emergency First Response

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Overview

Our Emergency First Response (EFR) program covers:

  • Emergency First Response – Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
  • Emergency First Response – Secondary Care (First Aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening.

As one of the foremost international CPR and First Aid training companies, Emergency First Response (EFR) gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies – not just in the diving world, but in your everyday world with your family, friends, neighbours, class mates and co-workers too.

However, many divers take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster.

But, most have also found the EFR program to be important in every day life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise. Would you know what to do if someone collapses? Falls down some stairs? Receives a serious burn whilst cooking in the kitchen?

The Emergency First Response program meets requirements for CPR and First Aid in the workplace (Asia Pacific) and incorporates the latest procedures for emergency patient care. This program also supports the following formal work training packages in Australia – HLTCPR201A, Perform CPR / HLTFA201A, Provide Basic Emergency Life Support / HLTFA301B, Apply First Aid /SRXFAD001A, Provide First Aid

What will I do?

The course incorporates independent study to prepare you for a classroom and hands-on skill development session with your instructor. You will need to watch a video which will preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations. You will learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.

Emergency First Response – Primary Care (CPR)

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.

Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:-

  • Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions
  • Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
  • Primary Assessment
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management

Using our Little Anne® CPR Training Manikin [copyright© 2010 Laerdal Medical (http://www.laerdal.com). All rights reserved. Used with permission], students will have a realistic experience when learning CPR. Her features are listed below:-

  • Oral and nasal passages allow realistic nose pinch required for mouth-to-nose ventilation
  • Natural obstruction of the airway allows students to learn the important technique of opening the airway
  • Head tilt/chin lift and jaw thrust allow students to correctly practice all maneuvers necessary when resuscitating a real victim
  • Realistic airway function means that the airway remains obstructed without proper head tilt/chin lift or jaw thrust. Chest rise is seen with correct ventilations
  • Anatomically correct landmarks and sternal notch allow the student to practice identification of all anatomical landmarks relevant to adult CPR
  • Audible feedback reinforces correct compression depth. An optional “clicker” feature signals the correct compression depth
  • Realistic chest compression resistance allows the students to experience the amount of pressure needed to perform proper chest compressions in a real-life situation

Emergency First Response – Secondary Care (First Aid)

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice.

Secondary Care (First Aid) skills taught in this course:-

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions
  • Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
  • Primary Assessment
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management

Included/Exclude

  • All Course Materials
  • Emergency First Response Certification Card
  • Theory and Practical sessions

Diving Location

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FAQs

Do I have to be a good swimmer to scuba dive?
Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your PADI Instructor will assess this by having you: -Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want. -Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want. Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements.
What happens if I run out of air?
Firstly, it is highly unlikely that this will ever happen. During your PADI Open Water Diver course you will be taught how to monitor your air supply frequently and you will learn that we never dive until the tank is empty, we always end the dive before air supply becomes an issue. You will also learn several different ways to deal with an “out of air situation” safely so in the unlikely event that you did run out you will have the skills required to manage the situation
How long will my dive last for?
This one is tricky to answer because it depends on how quickly you breathe your air. Most people have some nerves before their first dive which means beginners use their air faster than experienced divers. Other factors also affect air consumption; body makeup, depth, fitness, sea conditions, how effectively you use your fins and even water temperature! Your first dive should be a minimum of 20 minutes and on average first dives usually range from 25 – 40 minutes but some first timers manage a full hour. You won’t know until you try but one thing’s for sure, your air consumption will improve the more you dive.
How deep will I have to dive?
The first 2 dives of the PADI Open Water Diver program are a maximum of 12 meters and the 3rd and 4th dives are a maximum of 18 meters (or 12m for 10-11 year olds). Your dives should be more than 5 meters but you do not HAVE to go to 18 meters. Talk to your instructor if you are anxious about depth.
I wear glasses, can I still dive?
Yes absolutely. One option is to dive in contact lenses – daily disposables are best in case you lose one during some of the mask skills which can happen from time to time. If you are not a contact lens wearer then a prescription mask is a great option. Some dive centers have prescription masks available but it can be difficult to hire one that matches your eyesight requirements exactly so it’s a good idea to invest in one of your own. If you are long sighted (have difficulty reading but are okay with distances), then you can buy prescription stickers that you apply to the lower section of a regular mask – much like wearing reading glasses.
I’m not much of a reader, will I manage the theory?
Yes. The PADI Open Water Diver course is designed to make it accessible to everyone, no matter what your preferred learning style is. The program is not just reading (although there is some), you will also be able to learn the theory through video presentations, practical demonstrations and practice and instructor presentations. If you are worried about “cramming” the PADI eLearning options allow you to study from home, at your own pace prior to going to the dive center. If you are smartphone or tablet user then try the PADI Open Water Diver Touch Version which you also complete at home and provides a more interactive way of learning.
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  • Single Room - SGD120
  • Twin Sharing - SGD70
  • Coach & Ferry - SGD60

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