Rescue / First Aid

Emergency First Response /React Right

This is a basic course for emergency care and lifesaving skills that is great for both divers and non-divers. Emergency First Response/React Right training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

Emergency First Response/React Right course meets the CPR and first aid training requirements for the Rescue Diver course and all professional level ratings. EFR/React Right course can be completed in half a day.

The course includes topics such as basic life support, CPR and rescue breathing, shock management, spinal injury, serious bleeding management and basic first aid procedures.

Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment.

Rescue Diver

Scuba divers describe the Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature.

Rescue Diver Course is a 3 day program which develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. Various rescue scenarios are experienced in both shallow water and open water environment.

The Rescue Course covers:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment considerations
  • Diving first aid
  • Swimming and nonswimming assists
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits) with an injured or unconscious diver
  • Dive accident scenarios
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • In-water artificial respiration

To become a Rescue Diver you should be certified by an internationally recognized organization in CPR and First Aid within the last 2 years. Physically the Rescue Diver program can be challenging so a reasonable level of fitness is desirable.

The Rescue Diver program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. Rescue Diver certification is also a prerequisite for all leadership programs.

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