PADI Emergency First Responder Course
EMERGENCIES CAN STRIKE AT ANY TIME
EFR Course Description
Coconut Tree Divers – Roatan Dive Shop
WHY EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE?
The skills learned in EFR allow you to extend the critical time window for a victim’s survival. Since nearly 70% of life-threatening emergencies occur with family members or friends, the life you save may very well be someone close to you.
WHAT DO I NEED TO START?
Anyone is qualified to start. Divers and non-divers alike, regardless of age, can sign up for the Emergency First Response course.
WHAT WILL I DO?
You will learn basic skills essential to sustaining a victim’s lifeline, including rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), spinal injury, serious bleeding and shock management, as well as how to deal with choking. You will also practice first aid skills such as injury and illness assessment, along with splinting and bandaging techniques.
WHAT DO I EARN AT THE END?
You will be certified for two years as an Emergency First Responder, an international basic emergency care qualification. After two years, you will need to refresh your Emergency First Response course in order to stay current.