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Cardiac First Responder Community Level

Phecc CFRC

Course Description

This course is accredited by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (the statutory agency with responsibility for standards, education & training in pre hospital emergency care in Ireland) and is positioned at level one on their framework of qualifications.

Survival from a cardiac arrest is directly linked to the time it takes to begin CPR and defibrillate the patient. If the patient receives CPR and defibrillation within 5 minutes of the arrest, their chances of survival increase to approximately 50%.


Course Syllabus

Chain of Survival

CPR for Adults, Children and Infants

Operation of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Recovery Position

Recognition and treatment of Heart Attacks including Aspirin Administration

Recognition and treatment of a Stroke

Foreign Body Airway Obstruction for Adult, Child or Infant

Handover to Healthcare Professionals

Critical Incident Stress Management


Class Size and Student Resources

Maximum of 6 participants per instructor. Each student will be provided with an official Phecc CFR training manual, a R.E.D. card, a CFR Report form and a face shield.


Course Duration

1/2 Day - 4 Hours


Certification

Following successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Cardiac First Responder Community Certificate. This certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of issue.

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