Cardiac First Responder (CFR)
The Cardiac First Response (CFR) - Community Level Providers Course is designed to provide the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR, use an Automated External Defibrillator - AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. A Cardiac First Responder plays a vital role in keeping a person alive until they can receive expert clinical care.
The course takes approximately 3 and a half hours to complete.
Cardiac First Response Course
A Cardiac First Responder may be part of the Emergency Medical Services, a Healthcare Practitioner or a member of the public who has completed the course.
• Patient Assessment
• Adult CPR
• Child CPR
• Infant CPR
• Use of Face Mask Barrier Devices
• Automated External Defibrillator - AED
• Recovery (safe airway) Position
• Adult Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
• Child Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
• Infant Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
• Airway Obstruction Adult, Child and Infant
• Aspirin Administration for Heart Attack
• Skills Group Practice
- • Video based course ensures consistency
- • Instructor led, hands on class format reinforces skills proficiency
In the classroom, students participate in simulated scenarios. Students work with an Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Instructor to complete skills practice.
The course requires approximately 3 and a half hours to complete, including skills practice. While the main content of the course is general, each course is different in terms of learners, circumstance and requirements. There is no exam or assessment with this course but full participation is required to receive certification.
Cardiac First Response Community Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Course Completion Certificate is valid for two years. Participants will receive a provider course certificate and card.
This course is eligible for CPD/CME points. The exact number of points you can claim depends on what your occupation/speciality is.
There is no minimum age requirement set out in the current Education & Training Standards, however an individual should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive certification. Currently PHECC recognised institutions use 16 years of age as a benchmark.
Booking For Groups/Companies:
Just contact us and we will arrange an Instructor for your own location. All we need is a room suitable for the group size. This course is also available for bookings on weekends. This course can also be run for your group at our training centre in Terenure, Dublin. This course can be tailored for your group/company own needs.
Booking For Individuals:
This course is available as an open course for individuals to join, just call us or join our email list for updates of new courses and check our schedule page for details of our next open course.
Need A Course Urgently:
If you require this course urgently for work or safety audit, we can arrange this course at any time and in any location. This is possible even if it's just for one person. Just contact us for a quote.
Equality, Access, Transfer and Progression:
Places on the course are provided on a first come basis. If a course is full additional courses may be scheduled if there is adequate demand. We will at all times ensure equality in our service provision. We therefore ask any learner that has specific learning requirements to contact us on 087 644 4497 or at the time of booking the training and we will ensure that all possible measures are taken to meet requirements. English is the language that the training is provided in and participants must have a good understanding of the English language. If participants prefer they are welcome to bring along an interpreter; however prior notice must be given.
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