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Product Announcement – EFR® Materials Update

7 Aug

efr2Emergency 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!

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More Emergency First Responders Certified in Vanuatu

27 Jun

Transperancy-EFR-28.6.13Transparency Vanuatu, through its Duke of Edinburgh Award programme has launched a first aid initiative for Vanuatu youth.

With the assistance of PADI Asia Pacific and Nautilus Watersports, they can now offer internationally recognised Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary First Aid training courses to local youth, providing vital skills to communities in the event of an emergency.

Since its launch in March 2013, 22 Ni Vanuatu youth have received their certification as Emergency First Responders, including 5 visiting community based provincial facilitators,  Johnny Avock, Ps Jean Paul Polycap, Horman Gigina, Shina Timothy and Tom Kohua.  The group were in Port Vila this month for a training series to assist them in delivering EFR workshops throughout Vanuatu’s most remote communities.

Nautilus Watersports in Vanuatu generously offered to facilitate this initiative by providing volunteer EFR Instructors to conduct this course. All participants to date have been most impressed with the level of professionalism which these young instructors bring, and they have made the learning environment enjoyable and easy to pick up, ensuring these young Ni-Vanuatu not only learn, but maintain these vital skills to the benefit of their communities. The course itself is designed to create a fun and relaxed learning experience, allowing students of all levels and backgrounds to easily grasp the material.

Rebecca Solomon, Youth Coordinator for Transparency Vanuatu says; “This course is fun and to our level, which means we not only learn these skills in the classroom, but we keep them in our communities.”

First Aid skills are enormously lacking amongst Vanuatu communities, and it is hoped that these youngsters will now be in a position to provide potentially lifesaving assistance to someone in need in their communities.

The board of Transparency Vanuatu approved the inclusion of this initiative to extend the benefits to all youth within Vanuatu and as it is being incorporated into the facilitators’ training presently being undertaken.  This will ensure that they take these skills into the provinces, making this a Vanuatu wide initiative.

Not only does this training cover essential skills such as CPR, it also promotes an overall healthy lifestyle message, which these youths will hopefully spread throughout their communities. With the growing prevalence of illnesses such as diabetes, it is timely for this message to be given priority throughout Vanuatu.

In the words of one Transparency Vanuatu staff member “The Youth are the future of our country. I believe healthy youth will become healthy leaders, in mind, body and soul.”

Lyndsey Wilson-Akers from Transparency Vanuatu adds,

“On behalf of all 22 now certified EFR participants, Transparency Vanuatu are eternally grateful to PADI and Nautilus Watersports for your commitment to this initiative and hope that this partnership can continue long into the future. Nautilus instructors Colin Bartkowiak and Sean Chung deserve special commendation for this effort, as in spite of the difficulties which arise in the case of language barriers, they delivered this course at a level which all visiting facilitators could understand.”

As this is an ongoing initiative of Transparency Vanuatu, anyone interested in completing this course is encouraged to contact the office on telephone: (+678) 25715, Email: transparency@vanuatu.com.vu or visit the office located in the centre of Port Vila, 1st  Floor, (at rear) C&K Real Estate. All are welcome.

Emergency First Response courses held at Transparency Vanuatu

19 Jun

Transparency Vanuatu _ EFR Instructors and participants 19.6Earlier this year Transparency Vanuatu, a chapter of the global organisation Transparency International, began to offer courses in First Aid with Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care programs to the nationals and citizens of Vanuatu.

With the help of Emergency First Response Instructors, Alexa Ballentine and Damien Manfre from Nautilus in Vanuatu, 5 new Emergency First Responders were certified  – Rebecca Solomon, Deffnie Thompson, Daniel William, Rebecca Crosby and Analyn Gilbert, who were also participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.

Lyndsey Wilson-Akers from Transparency Vanuatu reports that they all thoroughly enjoyed the course and in spite of the language barrier, Instructors Alexa and Damien delivered the material flawlessly and in a manner which enabled all participants to not only thoroughly grasp the material and concepts, but also to retain the information and skills.

One participant who had previously completed a first aid course through a different organisation commented that she didn’t really learn anything before because the instructor was disinterested and the material too complex.  Through the Emergency First Response program and its delivery, she now feels confident that she can be of real assistance to somebody in need.

Lyndsey adds, “It was a job well done by all and we are extremely grateful for the assistance of Nautilus and their Instructors, who are enormously committed educators and who were also very excited to be given the opportunity to train local Ni Vanuatu”.

During April and May, 2013 Transparency Vanuatu ran additional Emergency First Response First Aid programs and will continue with extensive EFR training through the month of June.

Transparency Vanuatu

Transparency Vanuatu is a chapter of Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption. Transparency International consists of more than 100 chapters – locally established, independent organisations – that fight corruption in their respective countries.  For more information, visit www.transparency.org

Bumrungrad Hospital chooses Emergency First Response

14 May

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