Rescue and EFR Package
The Rescue and EFR Package allows you to gain two qualifications that will indeed help save not only a diver but non divers too.
Emergency First Response
Dedicated to training the lay rescuer, EFR courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training.
Why Emergency First Response?
Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization. Training the lay rescuer, EFR courses encompasses adult, child and infant CPR skills and provides AED and First Aid training. Many divers take the EFR course to meet program prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the EFR program to be important in everyday life and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise.
What do I need to start?
- No dive certification required
- No minimum age limit
What will I do?
The course incorporates independent study to prepare you for a classroom and hands-on skill development session with your instructor. You learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals but at a layperson level.
Are you really prepared?
Are you really prepared? Could you safely and effectively provide first aid in an emergency situation? Have you the first aid skills to save a life? Much of first aid is common sense such as knowing how to use an adhesive bandage or applying direct pressure on a wound and are often acquired through life experiences. However, to provide effective, life-saving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training. As with any training, it is more useful if it occurs before an actual emergency! At NDS Malta we can provide training that will allow you to deliver first aid effectively through our Emergency First Response (EFR) programme.
Our EFR program covers:
- Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
- Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life-threatening.
- Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children and infants less than one year old.
PADI Rescue Diver Course
The second part of the Rescue and EFR Package is the Rescue Diver training that will prepare you to prevent problems and if necessary, manage dive emergencies.
During the course you will cover:
- Self-rescue and diver stress
- AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
- Diver first aid
- Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
- Emergency management and equipment
- Panicked diver response
- Underwater problems
- Missing diver procedures
- Surfacing the unconscious diver
- In-water rescue breathing protocols
- Exiting divers
- First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
- Dive accident scenarios
How long will it take?
As little as three days. The initial training is completed in a swimming pool and then it’s into open water for one day for the scenarios.
What will I need?
We supply all materials as part of the course and these will include: PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak, any equipment needed for pool training and the open water dives. Students are expected to own basic equipment such as masks, fins, snorkel, boots and gloves) although these are available to hire.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses. Contact NDS Malta today to enrol in the PADI Rescue and EFR Package.
What do I need to start?
- An Open Water Diver certification! You can enrol in course as soon as you are a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation)
- To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios.
- You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.
- Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
- Medically fit for the experience and complete our Medical Forms
- Certified in a CPR programme within the past 24 months. (The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.)