PADI course director Holly Macleod introduces the new PADI Dive Medic in the Gili IDC curriculum – Press release

Holly Macleod, director of the multiple award-winning PADI course in the sector, who has already certified hundreds of scuba diving instructors every year and consequently 100 of first response emergency instructors (EFRI) now introduces the diving emergency specialty course Medical Responder) approved by the EFR.

This brand new PADI EFR Distinctive specialty is a great addition to divers’ abilities for any rescue diver or above and according to a statement on The Diver Medic website: “The purpose of the Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) specialty course approved by ‘EFR is to provide the knowledge and skills needed 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 be prepared, confident and armed with the knowledge to take control and deal with virtually any medical or traumatic emergency not based on diving and diving. This is the next level of first aid training. “Topics to be covered during the new DEMR course include topics family members such as decompression sickness, oxygen toxicity and ear injury, and also lesser-known topics such as PFO (hole in the heart) and IPO (pulmonary edema from diving), a condition that is not well understood, but which is believed to be responsible for a number of serious diving-related accidents.

Having recently obtained the certification of DAN Diver medical technician and an EFR approved PADI for emergency first aid emergencies (DEMR), leader of distinctive specialties in the sector, the director of the PADI Multiple Platinum course Holly Macleod intends not only to improve the PADI Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) course including some important issues currently not covered by the program, but also plans to offer the distinctive specialty PADI EFR Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) to rescuers and above.

The beauty is that 2020 sees a brand new PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) published by PADI Worldwide which aims to introduce the general philosophy of thinking like an instructor while focusing on a more practical approach to instructor training, in particular when it comes to continuing education programs such as Adventures in Diving, Advance Diver and Recue Diver training.

So overall 2020 will be a fantastic year that will offer a leaner, updated and improved instructor level training and coupled with a wider focus on providing updated updates and a wider first aid training will definitely see an overview of higher standards of professional instructors who leave the PADI Instructor Development (IDC) course with the director of the PADI course Holly Macleod and, consequently, a higher standard of divers generally trained by these instructors.

If you are a professional diver who tries to take the next step and become a professional scuba diving instructor, you are really in the right place to have a training experience that is already considered to be at a higher level than that generally found in the sector. There will be 10 opportunities to participate in the PADI IDC Indonesia program during 2020 and the PADI IDC Gili Islands program is now available. To find our more check out first hand IDC Reviews PADI Gili Islands.

About PADI IDC Gili Islands

PADI Diving Instructor Development Course (IDC) in the Gili Islands, Indonesia, with the Platinum Award-Winning Industry Award PADI Course Director Holly Macleod offers the professional diver the opportunity to certify not only as scuba diving instructors, but to benefit from the vast experience offered by Holly Macleod with over 20 years of diving experience and have worked in a variety of roles related to diving in different diving destinations around the world. The program is designed to provide the highest possible level of training, enabling new scuba diving instructors to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to be successful in this exciting and dynamic sector.


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