EFR – Emergency First Response Pattaya, Thailand
The EFR training is a pre-requisite for the PADI Rescue Diver Course. The EFR is also an essential EFR – Emergency First Response program to be completely familiar with. This is why Mermaids Dive Career Development Center Pattaya, Thailand offer not just the EFR but the EFRI (Instructor rating) to all Divemaster and OWSI internship divers as standard. This is not a bonus course but offered with all DM and scuba diving instructor internships as standard including the instructor manual. Mermaids regard the EFRI as an essential program and do not charge for this.
When looking for dive jobs you will wish to have the best possible credentials behind you. By being able to teach the PADI EFRI program to your dive students you instantly become more employable. Your dive employer will expect you to have this credential as standard in many cases. As of 2009 EFRI will be a pre-requisite to the PADI Instructor qualification – all new dive instructors will require the EFRI in order to even enter the dive instructor examinations.
Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) Course Content:
Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise. Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:
- Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions – Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use Primary Assessment Rescue Breathing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management. Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management and Spinal Injury Management.
- Recommended Skills.
o Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.
o Emergency Oxygen Use Orientation. (DAN O2 oxygen first aid for diving injuries is offered as standard in the DM and diving instructor internships also).
Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) Course Content:
Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice.
Secondary Skills taught in this course:
- Injury Assessment
- Illness Assessment
- Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures
Includes 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, and Poisoning.
Emergency First Response Care for Children Course:
EFR – Care for ChildrenThe Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adult conditions. The curriculum also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children, the emotional aspects of caring for children, secondary care for children, and preventing common injuries and illnesses in children.
Emergency First Response Care for Children course trains the lay rescuer to follow the same priorities of care used by medical professionals. The EFR student masters the priorities and the procedures of patient care for infants and children in a non-stressful learning environment, which reduces the performance anxieties that interfere with learning and enhances confidence when rendering aid in a real medical emergency.
The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills. The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to render aid to an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing secondary patient care skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to render first aid to an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable. The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Pediatric Working Group of ILCOR.
Care for Children Primary Care Course Content:
Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions-Communicable Disease Protection & Barrier Use Primary Assessment Obstructed Airway Management (child and infant) Rescue Breathing (child and infant) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (child and infant) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use Serious Bleeding Shock Management Spinal Injury Management.
Care for Children Secondary Care Course Content:
- Injury Assessment
- Illness Assessment
Emergency First Response Instructor Course:
During the Emergency First Responder Instructor course, you will build on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others. The Instructor course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses. (Region-specific courses including First Aid at Work Asia Pacific and First Aid at Work Great Britain require additional training.) Through a multi-media approach of independent study, classroom sessions and practical teaching assignments, you learn to conduct Emergency First Response courses.
The instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements for the Primary Care, Secondary Care and Care for Children courses, along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training, and your role as the instructor in the learning environment. You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students’ hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.
To enter the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you must be 18 years old and have completed adult, child and infant CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months or a be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic and Registered Nurse. The student does not need to be a scuba diver.
Making the best of your resources:
I know divers that have turned the PADI EFRI program into a business in it’s own right. To have skills in CPR and basic life support is a superb thing whether a diver or not. A wise instructor teaches his friends to be trained in this area:) – Hotel staff, swimming pool staff, some restaurants and staff in many other areas require training – there are a lot of contracts out there.
Mermaids Dive Centre Pattaya Thailand have extensive EFR resources and EFRI Professional training. please contact Mermaids dive centre.