Mike Gayle Scuba &
We offer provider-level as
well as instructor-level
Emergency First Response (EFR) courses. The provider-level EFR
program is a modular-course program that
teaches people how to
provide emergency care. Regardless
of age, anyone may enroll in any EFR provider course. EFR
instructor candidates must be at least 18 years old and complete
prerequisites as described below.
- The EFR Primary Care (CPR)
course develops the knowledge and skills to
provide emergency care for life-threatening problems. Primarily, the
rescue breathing and one-rescuer CPR, as well as the management of
and spinal injuries. AED operation and oxygen administration are
optional skills for this course.
- The EFR Secondary Care (First
course develops the knowledge and
skills to provide emergency first aid care for problems that are not
life-threatening. Primarily, the course addresses injury and illness
bandaging, and splinting. To enroll in EFR Secondary Care, the EFR
(CPR) course (or other qualifying CPR course) must be completed (and
- The combined EFR Primary &
Secondary Care Provider course provided thorough coverage and
skill development for both CPR and first aid skills. It is a
simple combination of the two courses described above.
- The EFR Care for Children
course develops the knowledge and skills to provide infant/child CPR as
well as other primary care including management of choking, serious
bleeding, shock, and spinal cord injuries. Secondary care (first
aid) including injury and illness assessment, bandaging, and splinting
for infants and children are also covered in this course.
- The EFR CPR & AED Provider course
focuses exculsively on the development of knowledge and proficient
techniques related to CPR and AED (Automated External
Defibrillator) operation. This course is designed for anyone who
wants to learn CPR and AED use or for those who are required to have
such training due to local occupational law/regulation. This
course can be tailored to meet specific training needs and can be
completed with one of four options: 1) adult CPR, 2) adult CPR &
AED, 3) adult, child/infant CPR, or 4) adult, child/infant CPR &
AED. The standard progam for any of these options covers
one-rescuer skills, however, as needed, two-rescuer skills can be
covered as well. This course is
approved by OSHA and the New York State Public Access Defibrillation
(PAD) program to meet the training requirement needed for workplace CPR
and AED training.
- The EFR Instructor
program is designed to provide the necessary training for new
instructor candidates to earn the EFR Instructor (EFRI) rating.
EFR Instructors are authorized to teach Primary Care (CPR), Secondary
Care (First Aid), Care for Children (CFC), and the EFR CPR & AED
courses. To enroll in this course, instructor candidates
must 1) be at least 18 years old, 2) have completed a sanctioned adult
and child/infant CPR course within the past 24 months, and 3) have
completed a sanctioned basic first aid course within the past 24
- The EFR Instructor Crossover
program is designed as one training option for current non-EFR
CPR/first aid instructors to become EFR Instructors. EFR
Instructor Crossover candidates must be a current CPR/first aid
instructor with another qualifying organization and meet one of the
following criteria: 1) document authorization to teach pediatric
emergency care courses for another qualifying organization, 2) have
completed EFR Care for Children within the past 24 months, or 3)
complete 2 additional training components as part of the Crossover
program. Alternately, non-EFR instructors can become EFR
instructors by completing the entire EFR Instructor course.
- The EFR Instructor Retraining
program designed to provide training for EFR Instructors whose
instructor rating has lapsed. The adequacy of this retraining
program depends on length of lapse. This decision is made by the
EFR regional office.
- The EFR Care for Children
Upgrade course is designed for EFR instructors who were trained
prior to July 2005. EFR instructors trained before this date are
limited in their potential market; they cannot teach child/infant
CPR/first aid nor can they teach the EFR CPR & AED course (or the
First Aid at Work course in the UK of Asia Pacific regions).
All EFR courses are based on the emergency considerations and protocols
of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International
Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). The EFR
curricula are based on the most current emergency care standards
endorsed by the American Heart Association, the Canadian Heart and
Stroke Foundations, the European Resuscitation Council, the New Zealand
Resuscitation Council, and the Australian Resuscitation Council.
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