A friend starts choking on some food at the local swimming pool canteen. Your scuba buddy collapses from heat exhaustion on your Fiji dive trip. Whilst on your way to the airport to start your diving holiday, the US president mistakes a children's nursery for a nuclear reactor and the USA invade your country, seriously injuring some Philippino child-care workers. Want to help? Then this programme is for you!
As your mother probably always reminded you as you picked yourself up off the floor with another blooded knee, accidents do happen. Some people just need a helping hand or a caring word, but others will suffer serious injury without help. Whether you're scuba diving or not, Emergency First Response training prepares you to effectively handle potentially life-threatening situations. It focuses on building your confidence and increasing your willingness to help when faced with a medical emergency.
This comprehensive EFR programme is composed of 2 core modules that can be taught together or as stand-alone courses: Primary Care (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, or CPR) and Secondary Care (first aid). Together these courses provide extensive instruction in CPR and first aid, as well as providing optional, yet recommended, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and emergency oxygen sections.
The CPR course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You'll practice 8 skills for attending to patients that aren't breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, be in shock or that are bleeding seriously. You'll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient so that they have as much chance of survival as possible while waiting for professional medical services to arrive.
The first aid course teaches you how to provide medical assistance that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. This is necessary because medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable and many injuries and illnesses are not life-threatening. You'll learn to assess medical conditions and practice bandaging and splinting.
The programme in its entirety is designed to meet the CPR and first aid pre-requisite training requirements for completing the PADI Rescue Diver course. Course participants learn in a nonstressful training environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals and videos to enhance learning and allow you start immediately.
Entry requirements: Anyone can participate in this course; there is no minimum age limit.
Duration: 1 day
Boat Dives: 0 - classroom based programme
Location: Taveuni Island
Total Price (incl. all taxes): US$ 432 per person
Location: Kadavu Island
Total Price (incl. all taxes): On request