The AIDA FEMR Course is the first ever specific first aid for freediving course created by any freediving agency.
As more and more people enter the sport of freediving, it was imperative that there was a medical course that addressed not just the basic first aid but also a more advanced level of health care education, specifically addressing freediving related illness and injury incedence.
The FEMR course differs from traditional first aid courses by introducing the pathophysiology of illnesses and injuries, with an emphasis on freediving-related injuries such as barotrauma, squeezes, lung injuries, hypoxia, narcosis, decompression illness, immersion pulmonary edema (IPE/IPO), and ear injuries and treatment.
Participants will also learn how to examine the ear with the use of an otoscope, how to use two airway adjuncts: OPAs (oropharangeal airways) and NPAs (nasopharyngeal airways) and ensure successful emergency treatment of the diver.
The FEMR course is a must for freedivers especially those who are conducting independent training regularly and / or starting to freedive deeper. The course consists of an independent online theory section and a practical class with the instructor.
2-3 Days (depending on participant numbers)
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