PADI Emergency First Response

PADI Emergency First Response
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Welcome to the PADI Primary & Secondary Care Course, the Emergency First Response training course aimed at structuring and enhancing fundamental life-saving skills in emergency situations.


The PADI Primary & Secondary Care Course is ideal for those who want to learn techniques for managing life-threatening emergencies. The training aims to increase the confidence and willingness of lay rescuers to intervene in medical emergency situations. During the course, you will learn easy steps to follow in emergency care and practice the application of skills in a low-stress learning environment. Additionally, the course is based on self-study through manuals, videos, and quick reference charts that optimize learning and allow you to start studying immediately.

Academic Path:

The course consists of two main parts: Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid).

  1. Primary Care (CPR):
    In this part of the course, you will learn eight skills to help patients who are not breathing, do not have a heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, are in shock, or have a severe bleeding. You will learn how to perform CPR and continue patient monitoring, in order to provide them with every chance of survival while waiting for EMS.
  2. Secondary Care (First Aid):
    In this part of the course, you will learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses, and practice bandaging and splinting. This part of the course is important because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and sometimes medical services are delayed or not available, so learning to provide first aid that relieves pain and reduces the risk of further damage can make a difference.

In addition, the course offers other specialization options such as Care for Children, CPR & AED, and First Aid at Work. The Care for Children course allows participants to learn, practice, and apply specific medical emergency care skills for infants and children. The CPR & AED course focuses on CPR training and teaches participants how to use an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). Finally, the First Aid at Work course is designed for those working in areas where government laws require CPR and first aid training for the workplace.

Equipment You Will Use:

During the course, you will use cutting-edge equipment designed to simulate real emergency situations. You will have access to high-quality simulation manikins and CPR equipment.

Required Standards:

The PADI Emergency First Response course follows international training standards and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for first aid and CPR. At the end of the course, you will be able to manage emergency situations safely and effectively, providing immediate and appropriate assistance.

Prerequisites: The desire to help others
Total Time Commitment: 4-8 hours
Minimum Age: None
Certification Issued:
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the PADI Emergency First Response certification, which is recognized internationally and can be used for your professional or personal career.

The EFR course is a prerequisite for all PADI Rescue Diver courses and many specialty courses, which means that acquiring these skills will put you on the right track to becoming a safer and more secure diver for yourself and others. Not only will you learn to manage emergency situations efficiently, but also to prevent them by recognizing signs of physical and psychological problems before they become severe.

We are confident that the PADI Emergency First Response course will prepare you best to handle any emergency situation safely and effectively. Enroll now and become a first aid professional! For more information and to register for the course.