PADI Emergency First Response Course

with Dayo Scuba, Orlando, Florida

The PADI Emergency First Response Course certification gives you the tools you need to perform CPR, basic First Aid and use an AED (automated external defibrillator). Whether you're a diver or a non-diver, this course prepares you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations. By learning a series of emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment, your enjoyable experience will give you the confidence to help in any emergency.

This certification remains "current" for two years from the date of issue. A refresher is recommended every two years.

Emergency First Response courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR and first aid skills. There are a number of different course options, students can choose one subject area as a stand alone course, or take them altogether:

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR)

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. Primary Care skills taught in this course include:

* Scene safety assessment

* Use of barriers

* Rescue breathing

* Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

* Conscious and unconscious obstructed airway management

* Serious bleeding management

* Shock management

* Spinal injury management

* Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training (optional)

* Emergency Oxygen Use Orientation (optional).

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) Course

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) teaches students how to manage injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid by use of the following skills:

* Injury Assessment

* Illness Assessment

* Bandaging

* Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

Emergency First Response Care for Children Course

The Emergency First Response 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. The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills such as:

* Scene Safety Assessment

* Use of barriers

* Primary assessment

* Obstructed airway management (child and infant)

* Rescue breathing (child and infant)

* Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (child and infant)

* Automated external defibrillator (AED) use

* Serious bleeding, shock and spinal injury management.

Agencies we teach for:


Course Cost:

Course cost depends on how many/which modules you wish to get certified in.

Basic cost for Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (first aid) is $99 per person

Basic cost for Care of children is $99.

Price for taking both courses at once: $175

This includes: educational materials, training and certification card.


The Emergency first response is a prerequisite for the Rescue Course and all professional courses (Divemaster through Instructor).

What the course entails:

This course teaches students the steps needed to effectively respond to the most common emergency situations where someone has been injured.

How we teach it:

There are two parts, the academics and the “hands on” section. No “wet” days!

* The academics are done at home from your Emergency First Response manual

* At the dive shop you will watch a DVD showing emergency scenarios and helpful step-by-step demonstrations of the skills you will practice later on with an instructor.

* You will review the academics with your Instructor and do a written test.

* For the practical training, we typically do an afternoon/evening workshop, where you get to practice the skills for yourself.

After successful completion of your academics, and the required skills, you will awarded your Emergency First Response certification.

Age requirements:

* There is no age requirement for this course.

Minimum # of students per class:

We need 2 or more people to make an emergency First Response class; private, one-on-one classes can be organized for a separate fee.

How many people are in each class?

Our First Aid classes range in size, from 2-6 students. We always have two Instructors on site, to assure personal attention and fun.

Schedule/Timing for Course:

We train all the time, and have multiple instructors on staff, many full time, so we do weekday and weekend classes.

Call us or check out our Calendar for dates of upcoming courses.

How long does the course take?

Usually we complete the academic review and hands on section in 4-5 hours, an morning, afternoon or evening.

Where we do our course:

We use the Dayo Training Center to do the Emergency First Response course.

Prerequisites for Course:

* Before participating in the Emergency First Response, you will be asked to fill out some standard liability forms.

* You don’t have to be a diver to do this course!

* There is no minimum age to participate!

What you can do afterwards:

* Have the confidence and skills to manage emergency situations effectively, properly use the appropriate equipment to help you do this, and render help as necessary.

* Further your rescue diver training by enrolling in the Rescue Course.

* Further your non-diving education with Care for Children courses, and specialist O2 Provider courses

* Current First Aid certification is a prerequisite for all professional (Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor) ratings, and to earn a Rescue Diver certification.

To Register

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