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Benefits Of Taking The Emergency First Response (EFR) & PADI Rescue Diver Course

Emergency First Response (EFR) Course

Medical Emergency. It is a phrase that most of us hope to never hear and a situation that we hope to never be in. But if you were to ever be in a medical emergency, can you confidently say that you would know what to do and what care is needed to provide to your patient? Not many realise how important it is to be able to respond to an emergency until they are faced with one.

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training.

A common misconception about people wanting to take the Emergency First Response Course is that you must be a diver. No. Whether you are a diver or a non-diver, absolutely anyone can benefit from this course. There is also no restriction made on age or physical condition. The EFR training prepares you to effectively handle potentially life-threatening situations because emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime. 

During the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) you will learn how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. You will find out how to use barriers, perform CPR, manage serious bleeding, shock, spinal injuries and learn other vital skills. The Secondary Care part of the course covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. You will learn everything you need to know about first aid treatment of the most common emergencies, such as burns, choking, temperature related injuries, bites etc. 

The small amount of time and money that you invest into the EFR course can mean a lifetime of advantages!

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Ever wondered why your dive masters and instructors are so comfortable and confident underwater? The answer is simple: PADI Rescue Diver Course – the magical course that morphs divers into strong and confident divers. Instructors and DMs vouch for its intensity, creativity, and how this will most probably be your most memorable scuba diving course, and it is absolutely true!

To succeed in the course, you must have the right mental attitude, be fit to dive and perform to the best of your abilities. A very common misconception is around the skills, capabilities, and responsibilities of a rescue diver. Becoming a Rescue Diver not only teaches you how to prevent dive accidents and emergencies, how to manage them should they arise but it also consolidates your skills and experience from earlier courses, making you a more confident and accomplished diver. One must also understand that rescuing someone is a team effort – you cannot do everything yourself.

With poor judgment being one of the most common causes of dive emergencies, rescue divers are going to be pretty switched on. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond accordingly to a situation whether on the surface or 20 meters under.

During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

• Self rescue
• Recognising and managing stress in other divers
• Emergency management and equipment
• Rescuing panicked divers
• Rescuing unresponsive divers

Overall, the course teaches you to see the ‘big picture’, vastly improving your problem-solving skills. This will then become second nature, giving you the ability to adapt to any given situation accordingly. Sign up now and be the best buddy you can be!