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.

Course Objectives

The overall objective of First Aid is to:

  • Save life
  • Prevent conditions getting worse
  • Promote recovery

Course Content

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   Communications

o   The well-being of the First Aid Responder

o   Assessments

Course Duration

  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.


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