EFR – EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

Overview

There are no certainties in life – you never know when someone will have an emergency and be in need of your help. The EFR course addresses that situation, and is a one day first response primary care (CPR) as well as a first aid course combined into one. After the course, you will be have the knowledge and confidence to help in a number of situations ranging from the mundane (cuts, abrasions and minor fractures) to life-threatening situations, such as traffic accidents, serious falls, heart attacks, choking or drowning.

 

The EFR course only lasts one day, and often precedes the PADI rescue diver course, as you need to have some sort of formalized first aid training before you can enroll in the rescue diver course. If you already have previous First Aid training, you may at the discretion of your instructor use that instead of the EFR course, provided it’s been no more than 24 months since you completed the course, you have proof of completion (a certificate or similar), and your course covered CPR.

Course At-a-Glance
  • course video
  • primary care knowledge development sections
  • primary care skills
  • primary care scenarios
  • 2 secondary care knowledge development sections
  • secondary care skills
  • secondary care scenario
  • 1 end-of-course exam

The MCP Way

The course is serious fun, – you’ll have fun trying various techniques of handling emergencies, but fun as it may be – it prepares you for real situations. We always aim for a fun, low-stress teaching environment, so any anxiety is alleviated and we try to counter the normal fear of imperfect performance, by really making you understand that any help administered is infinitely better than the perfect help that were withheld.

The skills, especially that of administering cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is broken down into a drill, that makes it stick in your memory through repetition and practise – so your long term memory retention will kick in, if you ever need it.

Qualifications

The Emergency First Response course teaches you how to administer primary and secondary care first aid as a first responder until professionals arrive on scene. Besides the fact that these skills are important to have, being a certified emergency first responder allows you to move on to your rescue diver and/or divemaster courses. Your EFR certification will need to be renewed every 2 years.

Other courses

Open Water Course
Open Water Course

Advanced Open Water
Advanced Open Water

Rescue Diver
Rescue Diver

PADI Specialties
PADI Specialties

Technical Diving
Technical Diving

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