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 PADI EFR (EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE) COURSE CAPE TOWN - INTRODUCTION

What do you do when you are on a scuba dive and one of your companions suffers a heart attack, or is involved in a dive accident and ends up bleeding profusely?  By knowing and applying some basic first aid skills when something happens while scuba diving, you can potentially save someone’s life.

The EFR (Emergency First Response) teaches you the basics in First Aid. Although this is not exclusively for scuba diving it will however be of immense value to any diver who wants to be able to react appropriately to emergencies that may arise while scuba diving. It is essential for the scuba diver that wants to take the next step in obtaining his Rescue Diver Certification.

Quick overview of our First Aid Course in Cape Town

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Can be done during day or after hours
  • Learn vital first aid concepts
  • Learn how to use first aid equipment
  • Become a registered first aid provider

PADI EFR (EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE) COURSE OUTLINE

We combine independent study and practical skills training to afford you with the necessary proficiency to attend to someone in distress.

Tuition takes place in our classroom in Cape Town, and can be done during the day, or in the evening. Expect it to take about 4 hours.

You will learn the following skills:

Primary First Aid:

  1. Scene Safety Assessment
  2. Universal Precautions - Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
  3. How to do a Primary Assessment
  4. Rescue Breathing & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  5. Conscious and Unconscious Care
  6. Obstructed Airway Management
  7. Serious Bleeding Management
  8. Shock Management
  9. Spinal Injury Management
  10. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training
  11. Emergency Oxygen Use Orientation.

Secondary First Aid:

  1. Injury Assessment
  2. Illness Assessment
  3. Bandaging
  4. Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EFR COURSE

  1. What do we do in the classroom?
    We start the session with a DVD, which explains the different skills, and runs through a few scenarios. We try to make this as practical as possible and relate it to things that could happen while you scuba dive.  After this, we do the practical part. We have a CPR doll on which we practice, and we also practice some of the skills on participants.

  2. Is the EFR course only for scuba divers?
    No! The EFR course is recognized as a basic First Aid Course, and is valuable to both divers and non-divers.

  3. How practical is the course?
    You get to practise each of the skills physically until you get it right. In terms of application in the real world, you never know when you might the skills that you learn in this course.

  4. Will I have to work with blood?
    No, there is no real blood. We do however practise putting gloves on and taking them off without getting blood on your hands – in this scenario we use tomato sauce to simulate blood.

  5. How fit do I need to be?
    Not fit at all.

  6. Should I do refresher courses from time to time?
    You should do a refresher course every 2 years to keep your skills sharp, and to stay updated on the newest medical methods, technologies, and theories.

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

Camille K

So glad I got certified with Into the Blue! - Getting certified...

has been on the top of my bucket list for years now, but I have never found the time to do it. I am an American but I was studying in Cape Town for a semester so some friends and I decided to take the plunge and sign up to get our open water cert. I cannot praise Into the Blue enough. What really makes this place incredible is the staff. They were helpful, professional, and fun. For many people, myself included, scuba diving is a completely new experience and having instructors that are helpful while keeping things fun made me more comfortable throughout the experience. As far logistics go, they provide all gear during the certification process and allow you to schedule all of your dives (OW and pool) on your own schedule. All I can say is the next time I am in Cape Town, I will definitely be paying Into the Blue a visit.

Jayson De Ath

Super and very professional setup. Glad I was able to dive...

with them and would not only recommend diving here, but look forward to the next trip to dive with again.

Julien van Zyl

I've been doing a scuba course with these guys, and am very impressed...

with the level of personal attention and professionalism. The staff are all warm, friendly and patient. I would highly recommend Into the Blue.