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CPR and First Aid: Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care

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Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching lifesaving skills for anyone, not just divers. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors!

The Emergency First Response training will teach you serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.

What You Learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses

Scuba diving training class that includes CPR

bulletBLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
bulletAED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
bulletPreventing and caring for shock
bulletSpinal injury management
bulletUse of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
bulletBasic first aid and first aid kit considerations

 The Learning Materials You Need

Primary and Secondary Care manual for scuba lessonsThrough a combination of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you’ll build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. The Primary and Secondary Care Manual and video on DVD preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations.

The Emergency First Response Care at a Glance card is a quick-reference guide for emergency situations. Designed to fit in a glove compartment or backpack, the Care at a Glance card is an important component for any first-aid or disaster preparedness kit.


To enroll in Emergency First Response courses, you must

bulletCare about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency

Your Next Adventure

Beside the Primary and Secondary Care Courses, Emergency First Response offers Care for Children and other emergency training programs.



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This site was last updated 04/09/11