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%.
Chain of Survival
CPR for Adults, Children and Infants
Operation of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
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
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.
1/2 Day - 4 Hours
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.