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First Aid Responder Course (FAR)

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This Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) certified course has replaced the QQI/FETAC certified ‘Occupational First Aid’ course for equipping workplace first aiders to deal with the most common medical emergencies.

Content

Patient Assessment Cardiac First Response (CFR)

  • Adult & Child CPR
  • Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Choking
  • Heart Attack

Bleeding Control and Shock Musculoskeletal Injuries Unconsciousness Medical Emergencies

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Burns/ Electrical Injuries Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

Max candidates 6 per course

Duration: 24 hours including examination (3 days)

Certification: Joint PHECC/ HeartSafety Solutions ‘First Aid Response’ certificate valid for 2 years

Assessment: Practical skills assessment and 20 Multiple Choice Questions (pass mark 80%)

Refresher Course: A 2-Day Refresher course is required at least every 2 years to recertify. Course includes practice of all skills, provision of clinical updates and other training need as identified by the instructor