Emergency First Response Course

PADI Emergency First Response Course


PADI Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches you how to deal with emergencies that are immediately life-threatening. You will focus on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure you have the knowledge, understanding and confidence to use your skills.

The PADI Emergency First Response certification (or equivalent qualification) is required to start the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

Emergency First Response  €145

Primary Care Skills

Here are the Primary Care (CPR) skills:
• Scene Assessment
• Barrier Use
• Primary Assessment
• Rescue Breathing
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• Serious bleeding management
• Shock management
• Spinal injury management
You may also participate in an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training component, learn how to help a conscious choking adult and have an emergency oxygen use orientation.

Secondary Care Skills

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
• Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

2018 EFR Schedule

Saturday 27th January. CPR, First Aid and Care for Children.

Sunday 11th February. CPR, First Aid and Care for Children.

(More 2018 dates coming soon!)..

April date tbc.

October date tbc.

Saturday 3rd November.


* Further dates available on request. Call us now or send a quick email request!

** More dates will be added during the year, so check in regularly!



Combine your EFR €145 and PADI Rescue Diver Course €429 for a special offer price! Combined price for both on March and November 2018 courses €524 -SAVE €50.

Please note that Scubadive West reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course based on weather and bookings.

How do I Book?

Simply give us a call with your deposit details (€45) and we will post out your Crewpack.



EFR Care for Children


The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, first aid and AED training course that teaches people how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. You’ll learn about medical emergencies that children face and how they differ from adult conditions. The curriculum also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children, the emotional aspects of caring for children, secondary care for children, and preventing common injuries and illnesses in children.

To sign up for any of these programmes just send us a €45 deposit to receive your course manual in advance.

2018 EFR Care for Children Schedule

Saturday 27th January

Sunday 11th February





PADI Emergency First Response Instructor Course:

Two Day Course, contact us for further information and dates.

The Emergency First Response Instructor Course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), and Care for Children courses. This course builds on your skills as primary and secondary care provider and focuses on developing your instructional abilities. Through independent study, classroom sessions and practical teaching assignments, you learn to conduct Emergency First Response courses.

The instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements for each of the above-mentioned programs, along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training, and your own role in the learning environment. You also learn how to motivate students, how to evaluate student knowledge, how to present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students’ hands-on skills, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience*.

The Emergency First Response Instructor program is open to all who have completed the Emergency First Response Primary, Secondary and Care for Children Care Participant Courses within the past 24 months, and to medical professionals such as physicians, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and Registered Nurses.

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