Upcoming EFR Instructor Trainer Courses in Asia Pacific

We are excited to announce a range of EFR Instructor Trainer Courses across the Asia Pacific region in the coming months.

This year courses will be taking place in Koh Tao, Phuket and Pattaya, Thailand; Cebu, Philippines; Semporna, Malaysia; as well as Taipei, Taiwan; Sydney, Australia; and Hong Kong.

As an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer you’ll have the opportunity to expand your passion of teaching and increase your income by training others to become Emergency First Response Instructors.

To be eligible to participate in the Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer Practical Session, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Teaching Status Emergency First Response Primary Care/Secondary Care and Care for Children Instructor.
  • Have issued 25 Course Completion Authorization cards OR taught at least 5 separate Emergency First Response courses.
  • Have no verified Quality Assurance cases on file within the past 12 months.

To find out more or to register visit the EFR Instructor Trainer Course Eventbrite page.

If you have further questions please email instdev@padi.com.au or call +61 2 9454 2853.

Product Announcement – EFR® Materials Update

efr2 Emergency First Response® Materials are now available in the following languages:

English, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.

All our products, in every language, are current and up-to-date with the latest first aid protocols.

On top of being able to offer this course in so many languages, you can also offer this to anyone!

So if you have any customers with partners, friends or family who are non-divers but are interested in gaining some first aid skills, this course can be enjoyed and completed by all. The participants do not have to be divers to complete the Emergency First Response® Course and receive a certification.

Remember this course can be tailored to suit the needs and lifestyles of those you are teaching, so make sure this is mentioned when marketing your courses!

For more information and to order – contact the PADI Sales Department (tel + 61 2 9454 2888) or you can order anytime from the online shopping cart – log onto the PADI Pros’ Site and click Shop Online.

During the CPR portion of the class – try playing the Bee Gees song “Stayin’ Alive” Not only will participants enjoy it, but the song also has the perfect tempo for delivering chest compression at the correct rate!


Diver Medical Responder – PADI Distinctive Specialty

PADI now recognizes and congratulates Emergency Medical Services International in Thailand for their efforts in creating a new PADI Distinctive Specialty – Diver Medical Responder (DMR). This 10-day programme provides the essential knowledge and skills to confidently provide immediate care to casualties, particularly in the event there is either delayed, unskilled or non-existent emergency ambulance service available. “As divers venture further and further off the beaten track, it is vital that they understand how to deal with all kinds of emergencies”.

The course covers the following topics:

island evac scenario
evacuation scenario
  • The physiology and physics of diving
  • Decompression illness and barotraumas
  • Hazardous marine life injuries and treatments
  • How to perform the neurological assessment
  • VHF radio communication procedures
  • Evacuation methods
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Scene safety and mechanism of injury
  • Airway management
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Breathing assessment and support
  • Needle thoracocentesis (chest decompression)
  • Bleeding and haemorrhage control
  • Management of burns
  • Extremity trauma management
  • Basic head injury management
  • Management of medical emergencies
  • Road traffic collision management

As all of us in the industry strive to maintain our high levels of diver safety and quality first response training, we applaud EMS International for their efforts in developing this one of a kind programme. The PADI DMR developed in conjunction with Exmed UK Limited, also provides candidates with the Edexcel BTEC/IHCD level 2 award. For more information visit www.emsinternational.org

Bumrungrad Hospital chooses Emergency First Response

DEMAkoreanchinese 23.10.12Bumrungrad International located in centre of Bangkok has been described as the best hospital in Thailand.

For years Catherine Harsono, Senior Manager of Expat Marketing at Bumrungrad had received requests for an English language certified CPR class but was unable to provide one until Laurie Colyer came along 4 years ago.

After researching other programs, Catherine and Laurie found the Emergency First Response (EFR) curriculum to be the best with a high standard of quality that offered an internationally recognised certification.

Laurie was certified as an EFR Instructor to begin with and in the first year, taught a total of 14 Emergency First Response Adult and Child CPR and First Aid classes to both public and private corporate companies.  Recognising a huge demand, Catherine then also became certified as an Instructor.

Last year Catherine and Laurie saw the need to certify more instructors to relieve teaching duties.  Laurie then became an EFR Instructor Trainer and by the end of 2012, had certified an additional 4 EFR Instructors. To date they have taught over 30 classes.

Emergency First Response at Bumrungrad Hospital #1With the EFR courses going from strength to strength, often students have to join a wait list, as there is a limit of 12 people per class to enable each student to receive the attention they deserve.

Classes are promoted through monthly e-newsletters, their email database and at main Bumrungrad Hospital events with students mainly consisting of teachers from international schools, company employees and Mums and Dads with young children.

For more information visit:  www.bumrungrad.com