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Emergency First Response










Samui Tides


Emergency First response


Not just a pre-requisite for the PADI Rescue Diver program. The ability to provide CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)/ first-aid assistance is a skill that has applications in all areas of our lives. Not only for Scuba Divers but for anyone that wants to learn what to do in an emergency situation. WHY? Because you never know when you may find yourself in a situation where you need to provide emergency care for someone. Emergency First Response is a comprehensive program which is composed of two core modules that can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses.

Primary Care:


This teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise. Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course: Scene Safety Assessment, Universal Precautions - Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use, Primary Assessment, Rescue Breathing, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management, Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management, and Spinal Injury Management.

Secondary Care:


This teaches participants how to initiate a secondary assessment and administer first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice. Secondary Skills taught in this course: Injury Assessment, Illness Assessment. Bandaging, and Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures Included are some reference sections on the following topics: Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Burns, Chemical Burns, Cone Shell Stings, Coral, Jellyfish and Hydroid Stings, Cuts, Dislocations and Fractures, Electrical Injuries, Eye Injuries, First Aid Kit Assembly, Fish Spine Injury, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Heatstroke, Heart Attack, Hypothermia, Illness Assessment, Injury Assessment, Insect Stings, Octopus Bites, Poisoning, Rescue Breathing (adult, child, infant) Scrapes, Seizures, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Sprains and Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries, Venomous Bites and Stings, and Illness Assessment Record Sheet.


Emergency First Response can also be extended to incorporate AED course and Care for Children. This course is an innovative CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. Participants learn about the types of 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. An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a heart monitoring devise that incorporates Heart Rhythm Analysis, Shock Advisory, and Shock Delivery. The AED part of the course is generally taught at the local SSS Hyperbaric Chamber on Koh Samui and also gives a small insight to the workings of the Hyperbaric Chamber.

Questions we are generally asked:

How old do I have to be?

Emergency First Response has no age limit and is available to anyone that is interested in learning basic life support and first aid.


What equipment do I need?

All first aid equipment, including (little Anne) a practice mannequin are available for use with this course.


What learning materials do I need?

You will require an Emergency First Response manual. This is included in the price of the course.

What will I learn?

Under the guidance of our EFR Instructor you will learn basic life support using the A.B.C.D's. Learn how to evaluate and control an accident scene using knowledge reviews and role play. The different conditions of decompression sickness and lung over expansion injuries, and how to react to potentially life threatening situations.

How long is the Emergency First Response program?

The Emergency First Response is a one day program. We start our Emergency First response program at 09:30. After completing the primary and secondary care knowledge reviews we stop for lunch. We then visit the local SSS Hyperbaric Chamber to use an AED and return to finish the final exam. The course normally finishes around 15:30

What can I do next?

After completing your Emergency First Response course you will be asked to complete a P.I.C. card to register your achievement. You will also be given a temporary card while your official card is being processed. You are now able to start your PADI Rescue Diver Course.


If you require any further information on this or any other services we provide please do not hesitate to contact us.


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