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EFR First Aid Courses

Emergency First Response - B005/0108

Puffin Dive Centre provides a number of courses dealing with primary response and first aid. Skills and knowledge of basic First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) are invaluable to everyone throughout their lives both as divers and in general.

Age for course participation is from a mature 10 year old upwards. Age upper limit is not restricted; however capability to kneel and practice casualty movement is essential.

The skills taught in this course will enable you to assist in the first aid of an accident victim and manage the scene until professional medical assistance arrives. With the EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE Course at Puffin Dive Centre you will gain vital know how building your confidence and your ability to help others in distress.

First Aid InstructionThe EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE Course objectives cover many kinds of illness scenarios and accidents that can occur in everyday life. Everyone, not only divers, can benefit from the course whether or not you have had previous experience.

The EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE Course relates first aid to divers and combines basic first aid skills with those required to assist an injured diver.

In the Professionally equipped classrooms at Puffin Dive Centre we have a full range of modern learning aids including DVD and slide presentations, resuscitation models, defibrillator equipment and O2 provision together with all the ancillary equipment necessary for you to complete the course in a realistic and enjoyable way.

The course is split into several modules predominantly, primary and secondary and evaluative. The modules are then split into smaller sections to ensure that your practise time is maximised to give you the full "hands on" benefits of seeing and applying the skills in each individual case.

Before you put the skills into practise your Instructor will tutor and discuss and show you the DVD section relating to the skills where you will see rescuers putting them into practise.

Next you work together with one of the group reading the steps from your student manual for the rescuer to follow. Following this your Instructor will demonstrate the techniques in a real time demonstration.

Each student rotates through the tasks of Guide, Patient and an Emergency First Responder until you are not only proficient but have mastered all the techniques required by each scenario.

During the first of these modules you will cover the initial stages of an incident where you will be shown how to ensure that you do not put yourself in any danger when assisting the victim, this could be from traffic or electricity or from disease spread through the bodily fluids of the victim.

These important skills will be used every time you come to render first aid for the rest of the course and in any real life scene of an accident.

The next important skill in the first module is that of Rescue Breathing, helping someone that is not breathing and then CPR where the victim is unconscious, not breathing and their heart has stopped.

In essence this person has ceased to function and with your skills you could play a vitally important part in the process of resuscitating the person.

Emergency First response primary care (CPR) teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. In it, you will learn eight skills for aiding the patients who are not breathing, have no heart beat, may have spinal injury, may be in shock or may have serious bleeding, You will learn how to apply the ABCD`S to a patient lifeline, so that you can provide the patient with every possible chance of survival in the face of the most serious emergencies. During the primary care you will cover Scene assessment, Barrier use, Primary assessment, Rescue breathing, CPR, Bleeding, Shock and Spinal injuries.

Optional primary care skills can also be introduced into the course, which include an introduction to Oxygen delivery, Chocking management and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). CPR followed by AED is the key to reviving a patient with a cardiac emergency.

Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening or when local EMS is unavailable or delayed. You focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development. Skill development and realistic scenario practice. The secondary care (first aid) skills are: Injury assessment, Illness assessment, Bandaging and Splinting for dislocations and fractures.

Neck and back injuries can if not treated properly be very serious. Ensuring you have a thorough knowledge of how to deal with these is next in the course agenda. With almost all injuries there may be the need for some form of bandaging.

You will have extensive practise in this by the end of the course whether it is for a cut of some kind or to immobilise a broken limb ensuring no further damage.

Even within a controlled classroom environment you will quickly see that the stress levels involved in such a serious incident are high and students regularly "break sweat" playing the part of the rescuer but to your advantage now you will have gained skills and valuable experience as you approach the end of the course.

At Puffin Dive Centre your Professional Instructor will now give you some final realistic scenarios for you to apply all the techniques and knowledge that you have gained throughout the duration of the course.

Whilst the subject of First Aid is of a very serious nature the courses are full of fun and you will enjoy the teamwork present as you all work together during the practical sessions.

You can probably relate at least one of the subjects covered in the courses to someone in your family of at least to an accident or illness that someone you know may have had.

There is no way to prove the importance of such courses until you are actually in a position to have to help someone with one of these problems. But imagine the possible consequences if you did not have these vital life saving skills.

If you want to be able to help someone close to you in his or her time of need the EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE Course and OXYGEN PROVIDER Course is where you should start. Can you really afford not to have these skills?

This course requires some independent study, some subjects you will cover:

Good Samaritan Laws
Chain of Survival
Blood Borne Pathogens
Healthy Lifestyle
Heart Attack
Bleeding Management
Scene Assessment
Barrier Use
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Strains and Sprains
Electrical Injuries
Frost Bite
Heatstroke and Exhaustion


COST: Price List


Books and DVD's available from the Puffin Dive Centre shop and Recommended for Reading in conjunction with this course -


Books and DVD's will be despatched usually on the same day with Post and packing charged at the current rates.


Related courses are generally available from Puffin Dive Centre and can be booked at the same time. Course contents are subject to constant review and course content may vary from advertised detail.

Oxygen Provider
Rescue Diver
Recompression Dive Experience
Oxygen Specialty Instructor
First Aid at Work
Defibrillator Provision

Please see Price List for up to date prices.

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