Emergency First Response training with Banyan Tree Divers meets the Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level scuba ratings.
Our course focuses on building your confidence as a rescuer and increasing your willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. EFR course participants actively learn different aspect of emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful environment. All Emergency First Response training courses are supported by a self-study manual, video and quick reference card to enhance learning and provide you with the confidence to rescue victims.
Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
Most often 9am is a great time to begin. This course may be conducted at a beach park or your hotel. EFR takes 3 to 4 hours to complete.