System of training: PADI
Level of training: For professionals
Emergency First Response is a program of training in first aid and conducting cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The program is introduced by Emergency First Response Corp. jointly with the PADI Association. Emergency First Response Program allows to choose the methods of training in order to meet student’s and instructor’s requirements: the training can be based on video materials, independent lessons and the lessons with an instructor. Moreover, there are no limitations for Emergency First Response Program. You may teach any student who expresses a desire to acquire the skills of conducting cardiopulmonary resuscitation and providing first aid. Any person having PADI Divemaster qualification or a higher one can get Emergency First Response Instructor qualification.
The complex program consists of three courses which can be taught together or separately:
- Emergency First Response Primary Care (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
- Emergency First Response Secondary Care (the first aid)
- Care for Children (the first aid to children)
The priorities of the first aid at such courses are similar to professional rescuers’ priorities.
EFR Primary Care (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) Program supposes a support from local emergency service but EFR Secondary Care course is meant for the cases when arriving of local ambulances is impossible or delayed.