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Emergency First Response

Learn first aid and CPR skills and discover how to keep yourself and other divers safe on the Emergency First Response course. This is a pre-requisite to the PADI Rescue Diver course and excellent training to refresh your existing first aid skills and knowledge.

7,000THB per person

Discover the steps to follow to provide emergency care for injured divers. This course focuses on building confidence in identifying and assisting injured people, with specific practical application to SCUBA diving emergencies. The Emergency First Response (EFR) course will boost your overall confidence and increase your capability to respond and assist in case of a medical emergency.

Guided by an experienced PADI instructor, you’ll build up your knowledge and skills in easy-to-follow steps in a stress-free learning environment at Sensui Dive Resort. The course is conducted using a combination of self-study manuals, videos, and practical skills training and scenario assessment.

The Emergency First Response course is a non-diving certification, and no previous experience or qualifications are required to sign up. If you plan to take your PADI Rescue Diver or PADI Divemaster course, then you’ll need to be EFR certified before you begin. To start your rescue training, your first aid and CPR certification must be current (within the last 24 months). This EFR certification meets all PADI requirements as a stand-alone course and acts as a refresher if you have previously taken training, but it’s now out of date.

The course focuses on two main areas:

  1. Primary Care (CPR) – You’ll go through all the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing or have no heartbeat. You'll learn how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive. You’ll also learn how to control serious bleeding, how to assist patients who have spinal injuries, and how to manage shock.

  2. Secondary Care (First Aid) – You’ll learn how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm for patients who are not in immediately life-threatening situations. At the end of the Emergency First Response course, you’ll know how to assess various injuries and illnesses, and you’ll have plenty of practice bandaging and splinting.

You can get started today by registering for PADI eLearning online. Your Emergency First Response Crew-Pak contains everything you need, including videos, course materials, and your certification credit.

Contact us to get started and plan your Emergency First Response course with Sensui Dive Resort.

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