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Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response (EFR)

Emergency First Response courses give you the tools you need to perform CPR and First Aid. Whether you're a diver or a non-diver, Emergency First Response prepares you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations.

This comprehensive programme is composed of two core modules that can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses: Emergency First Response - Primary Care and Emergency First Response - Secondary Care. Together, these courses proved extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid, as well as providing Automated External Defibrillator (AED).




What is Emergency First Response?

As a company, Emergency First Response is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organisation in the world. Dedicated to training the lay rescuer, (but not necessarily just to divers) EFR courses encompasses adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and feature an outstanding First Aid at Work component. The company’s award-winning programmes and state-of-the-art training materials make it a favourite among divers around the world.
Many divers take Emergency First Response courses to meet programme prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the EFR programme to be important in every day life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise.

Accidents and illnesses happen every day. Some people need only a helping hand while others may suffer serious permanent injuries without help. By mastering Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (first aid) course skills you can render important care to those in need.
You'll also know that you're learning state of the art skills, based on the consensus view of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). In addition, the programme is based on established instructional design and educational protocols to render an educationally valid and credible product.

The Basic Programme

The basic programme is split into two key elements with a few optional elements as follows:

Primary Care (CPR)
Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches you how to deal with emergencies that are immediately life threatening. You will focus on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure you have the knowledge, understanding and confidence to use your skills. The course concentrates on using the ABCD'S of the circle of care to maintain a person who is suffering a life threatening condition. Here are the Primary Care (CPR) skills:

  • Scene Assessment
  • Barrier Use
  • Primary Assessment
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Serious bleeding management
  • Shock management
  • Spinal injury management

We also include optional elements of assisting a choking person, and provide an overview of oxygen administration. We strongly recommend that any diver taking this course in preparation for a Rescue Diver certification should also take the DAN Oxygen provider course as this will provide a very solid basis for assisting an injured diver. More information on DAN courses can be found by following this link: DAN Courses

Secondary Care (first aid)
Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening or when local EMS is unavailable or delayed. You focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice. The Secondary Care (first aid) skills are:

  • Injury Assessment
  • illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures .

The course incorporates independent study to prepare you for a classroom and hands-on skill development session with your instructor. You will learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.

The Emergency First Response programme meets requirements for CPR and First Aid in the workplace (OSHA Guideline 29 CFR 1910.151), and incorporates the latest procedures for emergency patient care.

The manual also includes a Reference Section on the following topics:

Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Burns, Chemical Burns, CPR (adult, child, infant) Choking (adult and infant), Cone Shell Stings, Coral, Jellyfish and Hydroid Stings, Cuts, Dental Injuries, Diabetic Problems, Dislocations and Fractures, Electrical Injuries, Eye Injuries, First Aid Kit Assembly, Fish Spine Injury, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Heatstroke, Heart Attack, Hypothermia, Illness Assessment, Injury Assessment, Insect Stings, Octopus Bites, Poisoning, Rescue Breathing (adult, child, infant) Scrapes, Seizures, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Sprains and Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries, Venomous Bites and Stings, and Illness Assessment Record Sheet.

Please note these are not covered as part of the course

We are also able to provide additional courses including, Care for Children and more advanced diver specific Oxygen Administration courses.
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Course Details
Description: As above.
Objectives: To develop first aid skills for every day use as well as water based rescues
Age restrictions: Minimum age 10 years old
Pre-requisites: None
Course duration: 8 hours
What is supplied:
  • Appropriate equipment (AED etc.)
  • Bandages etc
  • Light lunch during classroom sessions
  • Resusci Anne
What must you bring:
  • Participant EFR Manual (Can be bought from Sussex Scuba)
Next steps: If you would like to find out more about this course please give us a call, or drop by the dive centre. Call us on 07887 354460 or email at info@sussexscuba.co.uk
Additional information: This course is not solely dedicated to diving and many of the skills and scenarios utilised are common to all such first aid courses. It is also a prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver Course
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Course Dates
Date Availability/Spaces Start Time Location
    9.00am - 5.00pm Crowborough
Courses are usually scheduled around Rescue Diver courses

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