Oceansports Technical Diving (Barbados) LTD offers training and certification in a number of Emergency First Response courses.
Emergency First Response is the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and first aid training organization. With more than 31,000 instructors worldwide, Emergency First Response is backed by 36 years of experience in the development and delivery of instructional courses, training materials and educational curricula. Emergency First Response courses have gained widespread international acceptance.
Emergency First Response's course curricula are based on patient care standards as published in the American Heart Association Guidelines 2005 Standards for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, and the consensus view of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). ILCOR is an international standards group representing most of the world's major resuscitation organizations.
Focused on training the lay rescuer, the Emergency First Response approach to training builds confidence in lay rescuers and increases their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency by teaching them the skills they need in a non-stressful learning environment. Participants are also given as much practice as necessary to master and retain these skills.
Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) 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.
The Emergency First Response Automated External Defibrillation (AED) course builds on the skills learned in the Primary Care (CPR) course to teach the proper AED use. This life saving device can increase a patient's chance of survival from a cardiac arrest by fifty percent. During this course you'll review the basic principles of Primary Care (CPR) and learn how to deploy and use an AED in an emergency situation.
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 (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.
Emergency First Response Care for Children course trains the lay rescuer to follow the same priorities of care used by medical professionals. The student masters the priorities and the procedures of patient care for infants and children in a non-stressful learning environment, which reduces the performance anxieties that interfere with learning and enhances confidence when rendering aid in a real medical emergency.
The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills. The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to render aid to an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing secondary patient care skills and building the rescuer's confidence to render first aid to an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable. The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Pediatric Working Group of ILCOR.
Time to refresh your CPR and first aid skills? Do you hold a CPR or First Aid card from another training organization? If so, you are eligible to attend the Emergency First Response Refresher course. Plus, you can get Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training at the same time you refresh your CPR skills.
Our Emergency First Response region-specific courses include comprehensive instruction in Primary Care (CPR), AED use and Secondary Care (First Aid) and meet regulatory body requirements in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Our instructors can also assist you in placing AED units in your business and teaching your staff how to operate them..
Emergency First Response courses have been approved or meet the following organizations’ guidelines for CPR/First Aid training:
1. Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE)
3. Boise Idaho Child Care Training Network
4. Boy Scouts of America
6. Girl Scouts USA
7. Illinois Department Of Public Health
8. California Board of Chiropractic Examiners
9. Board of Massage Therapy State of Hawaii
10. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
11. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
12. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
13. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
14. Ohio Job and Family Services
15. United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
16. United States Coast Guard (USCG) for a merchant mariner license
17. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
18. State of Washington Dept of Labor & Industries Accreditation
19. United States OSHA Region 10 - includes federal jurisdiction for Alaska, Washington, Oregon & Idaho
20. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
21. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
22. North Carolina DHHS Division of Child Development
23. Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)
24. State of New York Department of Health PAD training
25. Emergency First Response meets the compliance standards of many additional organizations including Federal OSHA Guideline 29 CFR 1910.151.
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