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EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE FOR CHILDREN (EFR), CAPE TOWN – COURSE INTRODUCTION

Would you know what to do if a child got seriously hurt? Our EFR course is the answer. First Aid treatment for children differs from First Aid for adults, and in this EFR course you get taught how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old on a First Aid level.

Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adult conditions. The EFR course 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 FOR CHILDREN (EFR) - COURSE OUTLINE

This EFR course is conducted at our classroom, and can be done during the day or in the evenings. Expect this course to take 4 to 5 hours.

During the EFR course, you will learn about the following aspects of first aid:

Care for Children Primary Care:

  • Emergency 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 :

  • Injury Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Illness Assessment.

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE FOR CHILDREN (EFR) – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Why is there a different First Aid course for children and for adults?
    Although the basic principles are the same for children as for adults, the application of First Aid can be very different, due to the much smaller body size. There are also other obstacles to overcome, such as that a child might not be able to explain himself as well as an adult

 

What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?

Globetrekker Oxford

“Top marks for safety and professionalism”....

The reason for giving five stars is not because my dive day was good - it was horrible, a complete washout, no viz, unpleasant swell, just all round yucky conditions.

However, that's nature, and dive operators can do nothing about it. What all dive operators should do is be as professional and customer-focused as the guys from ITB diving.

First thing to note is that ITB is considerably cheaper (by almost 1000.- Rand) than Simonstown operators, which is baffling considering that they also have the transport cost from Cape Town to budget for.

DMs, Instructors and Shopfloor staff are all super friendly and helpful; I even got picked up from my Cape Town digs and dropped off afterwards, free of charge.

On the boat, I saw all the emergency and redundancy gear I like to see: twin engines (VERY important!), Oxygen, comms gear, flares, the lot. Briefings were thorough, and buddy check was insisted on.

The trip to Seal Rock in the RIB was fun in the swell, but when we got there the captain did not let us dive because of the unsafe conditions. Disappointing as this was, he was totally right. Low tide and heavy swells are a dangerous combination this close to the rocks, and as for trying to get back into a RIB in seas like this....
We then tried the PMB wreck, where zero viz and nasty vertical swell separated the group and forced us out of the water after 25 minutes.

The captain did offer to try another spot but was honest enough to tell us that in his opinion it was going to be rubbish everywhere, and so we called it a day.

Back at the dive shop, we were all offered a re-schedule, but as I'm out of time I was given half my money back. I know from experience that this is not the norm in the industry, sadly.

Into the Blue is a top notch outfit that does things by the book, with a strong safety focus and very customer centered, on top of offering reasonable pricing and a fair refund policy. You'll have a hard time to find a better operator anywhere around. They'll definitely be my first choice when I pass through next, and for doing my IDC sometime this year.

Just hope mother nature will be in better mood then.

Visited April 2017

 

Amy Musto

Had the best diving experience with Into the Blue, first...

dive was a ship wreck followed by doing yoga moves with the seals. Would highly recommend diving with these guys, very professional and fun! I sadly lost my go pro whilst diving with the seals but I'll always have the memories!

Marlise Jordaan

Super friendly staff. Would def recommend using this place