What is First Aid Response?
First aid response is the provision of care for people with life-threatening injuries before the arrival of healthcare practitioners. It is first aid training for all persons for example non-healthcare personnel, sports coaches, childcare practitioners, lifeguards, teachers and parents (this is a non-exhaustive list). This care given can be anything from cleaning and bandaging a minor wound to performing CPR until an ambulance arrives.
First Aid Response (FAR) is a training standard developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland. FAR also includes the full Cardiac First Response Community standard.
At the completion of this First Aid Responder course learners will be able to:
- deal with life threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services;
- provide First Aid Response for non-life-threatening conditions whilst preventing further harm prior to the arrival of emergency medical services;
- provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments such as home, work environment, and general day to day on-goings;
- demonstrate personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations;
- recognise and be able to cope with the additional challenges provided by “Special Circumstances” for which additional training must be completed;
Course content includes:
- patient assessment,
- incident procedure,
- common medical emergencies,
- C.P.R., (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
- injury management,
- care of the unconscious patient,
- burns and electrical injury,
- hypothermia and hyperthermia,
- information management,
- communication, and
- well-being of the first aid responder.
Method of training involves:
- practical roleplay, and
- demonstration to guide you through the course.
3 Days (Can be completed on consecutive days or over several weeks, weekends etc.)