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Emergency First Responder

Phecc EFR

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 three on their framework of qualifications.

This course is suitable for those who need a more advanced level of first aid skills and knowledge. It is designed for those working or aspiring to work as a non transporting Emergency First Responder (EFR) pre-hospital.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have completed a CFR course within the previous 12 months and have a valid in date Occupational First Aid certificate before applying.

Course Syllabus

Introduction to Pre Hospital Emergency Care

Patient Assessment

Respiratory Difficulties

Medical Emergencies

Obstetric Emergencies

Trauma Emergencies

Paediatric Emergencies

Pre Hospital Emergency Care Operations


Clinical Procedures

Class Size & Student Resources

Maximum of 8 participants per instructor. Each student will be provided with a training manual, comprehensive course notes, a face shield and a pocket face mask.

Course Duration

5 Full Days - 40 Hours in total. Dates & times can be arranged to suit participant requirements.


Following successful completion of the course and examinations, participants will be awarded a Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Emergency First Responder Certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of issue.

Note: To maintain certification, EFRs must keep current in CFR level.

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