Complete Emergency First Response Course on Koh Tao
The Emergency First Response (EFR) course gives you training in basic First Aid & CPR, which is required for the PADI Rescue Courses as well as Pro-Level Diver Training like the PADI Divemaster Course or the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).
Boost Your Confidence
The course will also boost your confidence to deal with injuries & illnesses as First Responders whilst Medical Services are on their way and is a great course for scuba divers and non divers.
EFR Course teaches Primary and Secondary care in one day
The Primary Care (CPR) part of the EFR course will teach you the skills required to assist during a life-threatening emergency.
Starting with a theory session with self-study videos and your manual you will learn the basic steps required to provide emergency care and then practice those skills in a stress-free setting.
Primary Care Skills
Learn Primary Care skills on Emergency First Response Course
- Scene Assessment
- Barrier Use
- Primary Assessment
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Serious Bleeding Management
- Shock Management
- Spinal Injury Management
- Conscious and Unconscious Choking Management
You will also learn the optional skills of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency Oxygen use.
The following Secondary Care (First Aid) section of the course will teach you how to deal with illnesses and injuries that would not be instantly life-threatening.
As with the primary care skills, this is learned through a combination of theory and skills practice.
Secondary Care Skills
Learn Secondary Care skills on Emergency First Response Course
- Injury Assessment
- Illness Assessment
- Splinting for Dislocation and Fractures
A short theory exam for both parts will ensure that you have fully understood and mastered the knowledge and skills in CPR & First Aid.
At the end of your training, realistic scenarios will be played out to allow you to put into place what you have learned, as well as building your confidence in your ability to use these skills in a real-life situation.
Refresh Your Emergency Care Skills Every 12-24 Months
It is recommended that you refresh your CPR and first aid training every 12-24 months.
Refresher Courses can be scheduled for you at any time as well, in case you need it for further training or just to regain confidence in those important skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the EFR course cost?
The EFR course costs 4,000 baht and is scheduled over one day.
Is a training certificate from Red Cross or St. Johns ambulance valid as replacement?
There are several ‘equivalent certifications’ that are recognized as a replacement. Please check with your dive instructor to check that yours is recognized.
How long is EFR certificate valid for?
The EFR course is valid for 24 months when it is recommended to complete an EFR Refresher course.
How long does the EFR course take to complete?
The EFR course is performance based and it can be completed in 1 day. You need to complete all the modules including Primary & Secondary Care and take a final exam.