This course offers appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including cardiac first response. Designed by PHECC it meets first aid and basic life support (BLS) requirements that a person known as “First Aid Responder” may encounter. On completion The First Aid Responder is able to assess and manage patients who become suddenly ill or injured in the pre-hospital environment until the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS)
Certified by PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council)
The course aims to equip learners with the practical skills, knowledge and competencies to provide first aid and life-saving support in an accident situation.
NOTE: This course replaces the old QQI Occupational First Aid Course.
The overall objective of First Aid is to:
- Save life
- Prevent conditions getting worse
- Promote recovery
o Patient Assessment
o Incident Procedures
o Cardiac First Response- Community
o Common medical emergencies
o Injury management and shock
o Care of the unconscious patient
o Burns and electrical injury care
o Hypothermia and hyperthermia
o Information management
o The well-being of the First Aid Responder
Duration: 3 days
Time: 9 am – 4.30 pm
Participants who successfully pass the assessments will be issued with a PHECC First Aid Responder Certificate. The certificate is valid for two years and indefinitely on attending a Refresher Course every two years
PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) is the statutory agency and the regulator for all pre-hospital emergency medical care in Ireland.