• Cardiac First Response – Courses

  • Community

    This comprehensive, practically-based half-day course was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council [PHECC] as a national standard to ensure that those who suffer cardiac arrest in the community are given the best possible chance of survival. The course is suited to those who may be required to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, choking, stroke or unconsciousness in the workplace, at a sports facility, in the home or in their community. Also, ideal training for personnel in premises or public building where an Automated External Defibrillator [AED] has been installed.

    Participants will learn the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR], how to use an AED, what action to take in the event of choking for adults and children.  The programme ensures that the all-important chain of survival is intact and that patients receive basic life support before the arrival of the emergency services.

    PHECC Cardiac First Response Courses – Community and Advanced are recognised by the Irish College of General Practitioner (ICGP) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) for continuing professional development and continuing education units for the respective professions of general medical practitioners, registered nurses and registered midwives.

    Course Content/Topics Covered

    CPR for adults, children and infants

    Safe operation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

    Choking in adults, children and infants

    Administration of Aspirin

    Assessment for Stroke (FAST Assessment)

    Recovery position

    Heart Attacks and Cardiac arrest

    Course Duration
    Half Day
    Training Methodology
    Each of our Cardiac First Responder courses is delivered by a RECFIRSTAID instructor registered with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council [PHECC].  Our instructors have years of practical experience in emergency care and tutoring all levels of learners.

    Our approach to training incorporates both practical and interactive learning, giving the participants the confidence and ability to put theory into practice and to cope with real-life situations that may arise in the home, workplace or community. The Cardiac First Responder Course is classroom based with a strong emphasis on practical learning through skills demonstration and scenario-based training. As a recognised institution, we comply with the training standards of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) in the delivery of our courses.

    Assessment/Evaluation
    Skills are assessed on a continuous basis throughout the course.

    Certification

    Successful completion of a course leads to joint certification by both PHECC and RECFIRSTAID Limited as a recognised institution. All participants receive a certificate and wallet-sized certification card which is valid for two years.

    This course is best suited to
    Members General public
    Workplaces
    Community Responder Groups
    Sports Clubs
    Employees of public buildings
    Parents, teachers and childminders
    Hospitality & tourism sectors
    Auxiliary Rescue Service personnel


    No. of Participants

    Maximum of 6 learners per class.

    Venue
    This course can be provided at your company premises or at our Training Centre.

  • Advanced

    This comprehensive, practically-based course was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council [PHECC] as a national standard to ensure that those who suffer cardiac arrest are given the best possible chance of survival. The course is suited to those who may be required to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, choking, stroke or unconsciousness.

    PHECC Cardiac First Response Courses – Community and Advanced are recognised by the Irish College of General Practitioner (ICGP) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland [NMBI] for continuing professional development and continuing education units for the respective professions of general medical practitioners, registered nurses and registered midwives.

    Course Content/Topics Covered

    CPR for adults, children and infants
    Safe operation of an Automated External Defibrillator [AED]
    Choking in adults, children and infants
    Administration of Aspirin
    Assessment for Stroke [FAST Assessment]
    Recovery position
    Heart Attacks and Cardiac arrest
    Use of Oropharyngeal [OPA] and supraglottic airway devices
    Use of a Bag-Valve-Mask [BVM]
    Oxygen Administration
    Post-Resuscitation Care
    Critical Incident Stress Management

    Course Duration
    One Day

    Training Methodology
    Each of our Cardiac First Responder courses is delivered by a RECFIRSTAID instructor registered with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council [PHECC].  Our instructors have years of practical experience in emergency care and tutoring all levels of learners.

    Our approach to training incorporates both practical and interactive learning, giving the participants the confidence and ability to put theory into practice and to cope with real-life situations that may arise in the home, workplace or community. The Cardiac First Responder Course is classroom-based with a strong emphasis on practical learning through skills demonstration and scenario-based training. As a recognised institution, we comply with the training standards of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council [PHECC] in the delivery of our courses.

    Assessment/Evaluation
    Skills are assessed on a continuous basis throughout the course.

    Certification

    Successful completion of this course leads to joint certification by PHECC and RECFIRSTAID Limited as a recognised institution. All participants receive a certificate and wallet-sized certification card which is valid for two years.

    This course is best suited to
    Healthcare professionals
    Fire and rescue personnel
    Persons working/volunteering in EMS
    Community Responder Groups
    Auxiliary Rescue Service personnel

    Note: Minimum Age for entry to this course is 18

    No. of Participants

    Maximum of 6 learners per class.

    Venue
    This course can be provided at your company premises or at our Training Centre.

  • Medication for Listed Organisations

    Legislation (SI 449 of 2015) has been introduced to allow for trained non-medical persons to administer specific prescription-only medicines to a person, without a prescription, for the purpose of saving their life or reducing severe distress in an emergency situation.

    You can purchase emergency medications for your school, creche, sports venue, company or organisation to hold on site for use in a medical emergency. In addition to organisations having the ability access selected medications, they can now avail of accredited training for each medication certified by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.

    Note that the applying organisation must confirm the trained personnel and their certificate expiry date for the relevant CFR and MLO course(s), and Add-on Module for EFR, as part of the HPRA registration process.

    RECFIRSTAID LTD can provide the training and guidance on how to make application to the Health Products Regulatory Authority to register your intention to procure or purchase one of the six specific medicines, from a pharmacy or other supplier, for the supply and administration in the event of an emergency situation.

  • First Aid Response Courses

  • First Aid Response

    The Health & Safety Authority [HSA] now recognises the PHECC First Aid Response [FAR] training course as meeting the needs of occupational first aid. The FAR Standard was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council [PHECC] an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland. 

    On completion of this 3-day course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services. Also included is training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator [AED] and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack.

    The First Aid Response course covers all the occupational first-aid requirements for places of work as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, there is a requirement on employers, based on a risk assessment, to have a sufficient number of adequately trained first-aiders in the workplace. The specific requirements for first aid provision at work depend on several factors including the size of the workplace, the numbers employed, the hazards arising, dispersal of employees and access to medical services.

    Following the FAR course participants should be able to:

    Deal with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions until the arrival of emergency medical services

    Provide an adequate response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive

    Provide first-aid in a wide range of environments including the workplace, home and recreational settings

    Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations

    Course Duration
    3 days. Can be completed on consecutive days or over a few weeks.

    Course Content

    Patient Assessment

    Incident Procedures

    Cardiac First Response [CPR & AED, Choking & Stroke]

    Common Medical Emergencies [Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning & Fainting]

    Injury Management & Shock [Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock]

    Care of the Unconscious Patient

    Burns & Electrical Injury Care

    Hypothermia & Hyperthermia

    Information Management & Communications

    The Well-Being of the First-Aid Responder

    Course Ideal for
    Employees from across all business areas including the self-employed.
    This course is recommended by the Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs for those working in the Childcare industry.

    No. of Participants
    Maximum of 6 participants per class.

    Training Methodology
    Our approach to training incorporates both practical and interactive learning, giving the participants the confidence and ability to put theory into practice and to cope with real-life situations that may arise in the workplace. Our instructors have years of practical experience in emergency care and tutoring all levels of learners.

    The First-Aid Response Course is classroom-based and has been designed to balance theory and practice incorporating scenario-based training to achieve the learning outcomes and competencies specified in the PHECC Education and Training Standard.

    Assessment/Evaluation
    An assessment takes place at the end of the third day. There is a practical and theoretical element to the assessment. Participants complete a multiple-choice examination paper and undertake skills assessments. To be successful, participants must achieve a mark of 80% or greater in each element of the assessment.

    Certification
    Successful completion of the First Aid Response course leads to joint certification by both PHECC and RECFIRSTAID Ltd as a recognised institution. All successful participants will receive a certificate and wallet-sized certification card which is valid for two years. Recertification in First Aid Response is required every 2 years.

    Venue
    This course can be provided at your company premises or at our Training Centre.

  • Instructor Courses

  • Cardiac First Response Community – Instructor

    Cardiac First Response Instructor Advanced

    This course is designed to teach you to deliver CFR Community to a range of learners on behalf of a recognised institution
    This course includes both instructional methods and a period of supervised teaching practice.

  • Cardiac First Response Advanced – Instructor

    Cardiac First Response Instructor Advanced

    This course is designed to teach you to deliver CFR Advanced to a range of learners on behalf of a recognised institution.
    This course includes both instructional methods and a period of supervised teaching practice.

  • First Aid Response – Instructor

    First Aid Response Instructor

    This instructor course will teach you how to deliver PHECC’s first aid response (incorporating CFR Community), on behalf of recognised institution to a range of learners.