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PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) Certification

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings

As part of Carolina Dive Center’s commitment to the safety of everyone in the First Aid Class we are requiring all students  provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
Divers  must provide the original vaccination card or a printed copy of the vaccination card to verify proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. 

We understand that this approach may not be supported by everyone.
Please respect that these are clear actions to help protect our staff and valued customers.

What You Learn
Primary Care (CPR) – Teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Emergency First Response Secondary Care - 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:
- Injury Assessment
- Illness Assessment
- Bandaging
- Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI EFR Primary and Secondary Care Manual. 
What do I need to do before class?   Read the Emergency First Response (EFR) participant manual and complete the knowledge reviews at the end of the Primary and Secondary Care sections.  

Prerequisites: None

Tuition is : $99.
You will also need the PADI EFR Primary and Secondary Care Manual: $25.90 + Tax​