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Diving Medicine

Divers Alert Network

  • 1-919 684-8111 (24 hours)
  • 1-919-684-4DAN (collect)
  • 1-800-446-2671 (toll-free)

Other Emergency Contacts

  • Lifeguards (24hrs)- 619 221-8800
  • La Jolla Shores- 619 221-8877
  • USCG (info):1 800-854-9834
  • USCG (SAR) : 619 295-3121
  • USCG NRC- 800-424-8802
  • Vessel Assist- 800 399-1921 or VHF 16

All Emergency Services can be reached by dialing 911 from any phone or hailing VHF 16

Recompression Facilities

  • UCSD Medical Center- 619 543-5222
  • UCSD (24hr consult)- 619 543-6737
  • Ballast Pt. (USNavy)- 619 553-1011
  • Catalina Is. (24hr)- 310 510-1053



Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response (EFR)

Emergency First Response (EFR) is a comprehensive CPR and First Aid Program consisting of Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), and Care for Children. Based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care (ILCOR & Guidelines 2000), EFR follows the same patient care guidelines used by medical professionals but at the lay rescuer level. Learning takes place in a non-stressful environment, using the latest patient care techniques such as Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and Oxygen Administration .

EFR meets OSHA guidelines 29 CFR 1910.151 , as well as the US Coast Guard First Aid / CPR standards for merchant marine licensure. EFR also meets the stringent California OSHA requirements for First Aid and CPR . EFR certification is valid for 2 years.

Primary Care (CPR)

The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) course prepares you to provide emergency care for life-threatening problems such as no heart beat or breathing, someone bleeding badly, in shock or with a spinal injury. During this course you will learn to monitor the ABCD'S of a patients lifeline. You will learn 9 skills in the Primary (CPR) course, including Scene Assessment, Barrier Use, Primary Assessment, Rescue Breathing, 1 Rescuer, Adult CPR, Conscious/Unconscious Choking Adult, Bleeding Management, and Shock and Spinal Injury Management. In addition to the required skills, we will instruct you in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency Oxygen use.

The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) course is a prerequisite for the Secondary Care (First Aid) Course.

Secondary Care (First Aid)

The Emergency First Responder Secondary Care (First Aid) course prepares you to provide Emergency Care for common First Aid problems that are not immediately life-threatening. This course complements the Primary Care (CPR) course by introducing additional First Aid skills as you continue to refine the Primary Care assessments and dicover new ways to to assist those who need Emergency Care.

You will learn 4 skills in the Secondary Care (First Aid) course including Injury Assessment, Illness Assessment, Bandaging, and Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures. This will prepare you for that instance when Emergency Medical Personnel (EMS) are delayed or unavailable.

The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) course, or a qualifying course from another training agency is a prerequisite for attending the Secondary Care (FIRST AID) course.

Care For Children

The Emergency First Responder Care For Children Course prepares you to provide Basic life supprt and emergency care for injured or ill children or infants untill relieved by professional medical personnel. The primary focus is on recognizing and attending to the most life-threatening issues such as respiratory and cardiac arrest, severe bleeding, shock and spinal injuries. You will learn to monitor the childs life-line by usings the ABCD'S of Primary Care. You will also learn First Aid skills that will allow you to provide emergency care for problems not immediately life-threatening until medical personnel arrive..

There are 14 core skills we cover in this course including, Scene Assessment and Barrier Use, Primary Assessment including recognizing unresponsiveness and other emergency situations, when to call EMS, opening and maintaing airway, emergency moves and recovery position. Conscious choking child/infant and the management of obstructed airways. Providing effective 1 rescuer Rescue Breaths and CPR for Child/Infant and the importance and timeliness of Defibrillation. Serious Bleeding, Shock and Spinal Injury Management. Injury Assessment, Bandaging and Illness Assessment. In addition you will learn the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with children.

We integrate this course with the Emergency First Responder Primary (CPR) and Secondary (First Aid) course in order to prepare individuals to care for people of all ages. However, we can conduct the Care For Children course as a stand-alone program, for those with care for children as their primary focus.

There are no prerequisites for this course, anyone interested in learning emergency care specific to children and infants are welcome to attend. CPR and First Aid are not required. This course would be a great refresher for those with previous CPR/First Aid training.

Course Structure

The EFR Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care For Children courses are all perfomance-based programs. You will learn, practice and apply emergency care skills in a positive, non-stressfull and fun envirorment that encourages participant action and increases retention. We introduce the knowledge and skills in simple steps that you will find easy to remember. You will feel confident if ever faced with a situation when a adult or child is in need of Emergency Care, that the appropriate procedures will be applied.

Each course contains 3 segments: Knowledge Development, Skill Development and Scenario Practice. The Knowledge Development may be independently completed by reading the manuals and watching the DVD's, This approach allows more time for skill and scenario practice as well as individual needs.



EFR course is $75 , which includes use of all materials needed and the cost of registering your course completion with PADI.  .  

Schedule Flexible Contact SeaClypse at 619-203-3476 to plan your course





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