Course description

The EFR Approved Diving Emergency Medical Responder course.

The Diver Medic is excited to announce the new EFR Instructor Authored Programme called Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) Course.  The purpose of the EFR Approved Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) Specialty Course is to provide the knowledge and skills that are necessary for an emergency to help reduce pain, sustain life and minimize the consequences of an injury or sudden illness. The course is to teach students to be prepared, confident, and armed with the knowledge to take control and deal with virtually any non-diving and Diving based medical or traumatic emergency. This course is the next level up from First Aid training. This course sits between First Aid and EMT level so perfect for all learning levels. We are almost sure that you will learn something new and apply what you have learned to all your medical assessments and treatment. So who is the course aimed at, Dive Leaders, Surface support, Professional Divers, Divemaster, Scientific divers, Fire and Rescue teams, Police rescue teams, Recreational divers, Rescue teams, Lifeguards, Coast Guard, Liveaboards, Dive Centres, Dive Resorts and whoever wants to broaden their medical knowledge?
Great news! This course will be taught by medically trained personnel.

Student Pre-Requisites are the following:
By the start of the course, a student must be: 18 years
1. Certified as an EFR Primary and Secondary Care Provider PADI Rescue Diver, or equivalent certification or have a qualifying certification from another training organization. Must have proof of current CPR and first aid training. Ongoing training means training within the previous 24 months. The Instructor will verify documents.

The course will consist of two sections, the first section will be online theory, and the second section will be a minimum of two days practical.
The online section should take approximately 20 hours to complete and will be a combination of slides, voice-overs, videos, quizzes, and pdf files.

Certification is valid for two years

 The practical section is a minimum of two days (16 hours) and will cost anything from $250.00 to $400.00 (depending on exchange rate and country) to complete, and this is paid directly to your chosen EFR Approved DEMR Instructor.

Brief Outline of the course
Introduction to the EMS Service
Legal and ethical principles of Emergency care
Wellness and Safety of the Diving Emergency Medical Responder
Human Anatomy and Pathophysiology
Moving and Handling patients
Communication and  Documentation
Airway Management
Oxygen Therapy
Medical History and Vital Signs
Patient Assessment
Cardiac Emergencies
Respiratory Emergencies
Common Medical Emergencies
Environment Emergencies and Drowning
Soft Tissue Injuries, Bleeding, and Shock
Muscle and Bone Injuries
Head and Spine Injuries
Chest and Abdominal Emergencies
Infant and Children
Operations and Hazardous Response
Multiple-Casualty incidents and Triage
Diving Injuries
Barotrauma Injuries
Travel Illness
Freediving injuries
Diving Physics
Gas Poisoning, Anoxia, Hypoxia, Oxygen Toxicity, Carbon Monoxide, HPNS, Narcosis
Decompression Illness
Ear Injuries and treatment and use of Otoscope
Immersion Pulmonary Edema IPE/IPO
Diving Emergencies
How to initiate a Diving Emergency Plan
 How to activate a diver’s insurance plan and ensure successful emergency treatment for the diver and more.

You will have 750 days access to your online after that; please contact admin to extend your subscription.

This course keeps giving, every two months new content is added for the benefit of the student for extra information and resources on Advanced First aid, this is at no additional charge.

We are hoping the student gets the most out of this course.

On the online section, there is a section for group discussions, and please respect each other and the contents of this course.

Any comments, complaints, and suggestions are welcomed in an email, and please do not discuss it on the group discussion.

To obtain the EFR Approved Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) certification, all the elements of the course have to be met. Both for the Online and Practical sections regardless of any advanced qualifications you may hold.
To become an EFR Approved Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR), INSTRUCTOR
You will need to have completed and passed both the Online and Practical sections of the EFR Approved DEMR course first.  This course can be taught around the world.
If you are an EFR instructor and would like to teach this course, please contact Chantelle Newman, not EFR or PADI. This course is an EFR Instructor Authored Programme and owned by The Diver Medic.  

Chantelle Newman, AEA, EMT-I, DMT,Cert Ed,

Chantelle Newman, AEA, EMT-I, DMT,Cert Ed,

Course Director and Instructor

Chantelle Newman -  Born in Africa 1972, joined South African EMS at age of 19 under Civil Defence then later took on a full-time position working on the road as first line response and worked in a very busy control room, Trauma specialist, attended several mass shootings, and bombings in South Africa. Relocated to London in 1998.  Became a medical instructor teaching Emergency Medical Technician, First Response, Health and Safety, and First Response Emergency care. 2010 started the Facebook group called The Diver Medic which has become very popular with Diving Medicine and Dive safety posts.  In 2011 qualified as a PADI Divemaster and then a Diver Medic. Later in the year designed a Diver Medical Technician course for DAN Europe and became an IMCA DMT accredited Training facility in London.  Got asked to set up several IMCA DMT Training facilities around the world.  In 2016 got inducted into the Woman Divers Hall of Fame and in August the same year was featured under Heroes of Diving in the Scuba Diving Magazine in the USA.   2018 Chantelle was inducted into the Explorers Club for her work in remote areas.

Course Contents

33 Videos

4 Quizzes

68 PDFs

38 Presentations

20.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the EFR Approved Diving Emergency Medical Responder course