Cardiac First Responder

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Cardiac First Responder

Duration: 3.5 hours, Max of 8 Learners
Fee €350

This Cardiac First Response – Community Level course developed by PHECC, the Pre- Hospital Emergency Care Council, is a national standard for people dealing with a heart attack, stroke or choking. A Cardiac First Responder, with the correct use of CPR and an AED, is an important link in the chain of survival and plays a vital role in keeping a person alive until they receive expert medical care.

The course content will include:

  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of the four major emergencies: Heart Attack, Stroke, Cardiac Arrest & Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
  • Recovery position
  • Appropriate use of an AED machine
  • Correct operation and safe use of the AED machine
  • Basic techniques of CPR (Adult/Child/Infant)
  • Barrier devices in CPR
  • Choking (FBAO) – conscious and unconscious
  • Dealing with Heart Attack
  • Aspirin administration for heart attack
  • Dealing with Stroke
  • Calling the Emergency Services
  • Skills practice and Assessment
This course is accredited by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). The accreditation is valid for 2 years.

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