EFR Secondary Care (First Aid)
This course provides you with a comprehensive first aid certification that is not limited to a marine environment. The EFR Secondary Care course teaches you skills you can use at home or work in an emergency. You will also receive credit towards the PADI Rescue Diver Course requirements from doing this course. Many situations can be prevented with a small initial care. For this reason it is vital that you build a skill base that will assist you in providing this. Remember that this is the second EFR module and before you can do it you will need to get experience in EFR Primary Care. Also note that you can do both the EFR Primary and Secondary courses in conjunction, however if you need to save time you can easily break them up and do them separately. During the course you will learn the following techniques:
- Injury Assessment
- Illness Assessment
- Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures
This is a one day course. Depending on the group size, the course will take up anything from 2 to 4 hours. However, if this course is done in conjunction with EFR Primary Care then it can take anything from 5 to 8 hours depending on group size.
You will receive an EFR Secondary Care manual on the day of the course. During the runtime of the course you will constantly use this manual as a reference to read skill objectives from.
This is the main focus of this course. During your time on course you will go over all the necessary techniques with your EFR Instructor. You will learn the value of the skills and how to put them in use if there's a real emergency.
You will have access to both your Instructor and the EFR Secondary Care DVD to assist you in understanding exactly how to approach all the situations.
You will also receive important information 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, Poisoning, Rescue Breathing (adult, child, infant) Scrapes, Seizures, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Sprains and Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries, Venomous Bites and Stings, and Illness Assessment Record Sheet.
At the end of the course you will need to write and exam that is based on all of the theory you covered during the runtime of the course. You will need to score a minimum of 75% for this exam and also cover all the ones you had incorrect with your EFR Instructor.