Emergency First Responder Instructor
When looking for dive jobs you will wish to have the best possible credentials behind you. By being able to teach the PADI Emergency First Responder Instructor (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.
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.
Entry for the Emergency First Response Instructor course requires you to be at least 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 or Registered Nurse. The student does not need to be a scuba diver.
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.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.
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:
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
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
Making the best of your resources
I know divers that have turned the PADI EFRI program into a business in it’s own right. Acquiring skills in CPR and basic life support is a superb thing regardless of being a diver or a non-diver.
A wise instructor teaches his friends to be trained in this area – Hotel staff, swimming pool staff, some restaurants and many other areas.