Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.
EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings.
The EFR course is based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.
Your Next Adventure
- Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who are breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock, or may have serious bleeding. 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.
- Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
- AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is integrated into the 3rd Reef Divers EFR Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course..
- EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.
Besides the Primary and Secondary Care Courses, Emergency First Response offers Care for Children, Airborne Pathogen Awareness and other emergency training programs.
After completing EFR Primary and Secondary Care, take the PADI Rescue Diver course and the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course.
Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.
Prerequisites & Requirements
Desire to help others
- EFR Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course
- Introduction to AED use (Automated External Defibrillator)
- Learning Materials
- EFR Certification card valid for 24 months
What's NOT Included
Everything you will need is included in this course.