The Cardiac First Responder (CFR) course- at Community or Advanced Level - has now replaced all other CPR, BLS and Heart saver courses which are no longer recognised by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) or the Health & Safety authority from May 2018.
PHECC is the regulator for emergency services training in Ireland and maintains a statutory register of all accredited EMS practitioners & trainers. It protects the public by reviewing, maintaining and monitoring standards of training & pre-hospital emergency care ensuring its quality and consistency
To provide personnel involved in healthcare or those frequently exposed to first aid situations with the knowledge and skills to recognise Cardiac Arrest and other medical emergencies, perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
On completion of this course participants will be able to:
• Recognise Cardiac Arrest
• Perform CPR 1 & 2 rescuer
• Use Face Masks & Bag Valve Mask
• Use an AED
• CPR & AED for Children
• Recognise Choking and Treatment
• Stroke Assessment (FAST) and Treatment
• Recognise Heart Attack & Aspirin administration
• Critical Incident Stress Awareness
• *Advanced Level Only - Airway Management*
Short theory test and practical skills assessment
All successful candidates will be certified in CPR & AED skills. Certification is valid for 2 years and is accredited by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.