Project Description

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.

Objectives

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:
  • Power-Point,
  • DVD’s,
  • practical roleplay, and
  • demonstration to guide you through the course.
Duration:

3 Days (Can be completed on consecutive days or over several weeks, weekends etc.)

Maximum Participants:

8

Certification:

PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) & PHECC Cardiac First Response (CFR) Certificate – (Both Valid for 2 yrs) Recertification of FAR must be completed within the 2 years.

Assessment:

Participants complete Practical and Theory Assessment.
Theory assessment is multiple choice questions.
Participants must achieve a mark of 80% or higher in each element of the assessment.

Price:

€300 for 3-day First Aid Response p/p

€200 for 2-day refresher for First Aid Response p/p

Group Discount

If you are a company, community group, crèche or an individual who can co-ordinate a group of 10 people, you can avail of a group discount.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, in order to secure a refund, you must notify us at least 72 hours in advance. Otherwise course fees will not be refunded but we may, at our discretion, be able to offer you a place on an alternative date.