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This training will be available starting on November 1, 2020, and will be given on each first day of the month.
Emergency First Response Training
Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment. The training is supported by self-study manuals, videos, and quick reference cards to enhance learning.
Any training with up to 6 participants will be given in Sliema, bigger groups (up to 12) will be accommodated in Marsascala. Unless all participants speak either French or Spanish, the course will be given in English. Please reach me before booking if you have gathered a group of at least 5 participants and want this training to be for its members only, in which case a specific training day might be organized in addition to the regular date.
Standards and EFR Organization
This EFR training is based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care and is recognized by all freediving agencies. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certification from the Emergency First response Organization.
Free for Maltese students and spearfishers
To the extent that spots are still available (the maximum number of participants to this course is 12), Maltese students and/or spearfishers who wish to learn EFR techniques can attend the training at no cost. The certification is available to them at cost price (36€ or 46€ with the manual), for those who want it.
Modules and Care for Children
The training will include the following modules. Please let me know in advance if you are a parent and/or work or live with children so that I can include the "Care for Children" one.
Primary Care (CPR)
This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have any heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, might be in shock, or have serious bleeding. You’ll learn how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
Secondary Care (First Aid)
Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
CPR & AED
This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.
Care for Children (optional)
This course allows participants to learn, practice, and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary
Care (First Aid) courses.