PHECC First aid Responder/Response (FAR) Refresher 2-day course, the first day taught via webinar or eLearning, and second-day practical onsite training. Webinar/ classroom or eLearning/ classroom-based. On successful completion, participants receive PHECC First Aid Responder Certificate, valid for the following two years. This course is provided for participants who require Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council First Aid Response Recertification in order to retain their qualification
The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) now recognises the PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) training course as meeting the needs of occupational first aid. The FAR Standard was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland.
The PHECC First Aid Responder Refresher course revisits the necessary practical skills and knowledge to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, life-threatening and less serious and maintain the care and comfort of a patient until the arrival of emergency medical services. The candidates will also receive revision training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the skills necessary to perform Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack.
This PHECC First Aid Response Refresher Course comprises of 1-day webinar-based training followed by a traditional classroom session on Day 2 to allow for practical exercises and assessments.
This PHECC First Aid Response Refresher Course is comprised of on-demand, self-paced eLearning modules followed by a 1-day traditional classroom session to allow for practical exercises and assessments.
On completion of this course, participants will have refreshed their knowledge and be able to:
- Recognise and Assess the causes and effects of sudden illness and/or injury.
- Call for emergency medical services and provide adequate cover until handover.
- React to emergencies and respond in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner.
- Record and report actions and interventions.
- Retain a caring attitude in your role as a First Aid Responder
- Patient Assessment
- Incident Procedures
- Cardiac First Response (CFR) Community
- Common Medical Emergencies
- Injury Management & Shock
- Care of an Unconscious Patient
- Burns & Electrical Injury Care
- Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
- Information management
- Well-Being of a First Aid Responder
Certification & Assessment
MCQ Exam + Skills Assessment
On successful completion of this course, participants will receive a PHECC First Aid Response Certificate valid for two years from the date of completion of the course.
This is a two-day comprehensive course. Days 1 is delivered via webinar with Day 2 in a traditional classroom setting for practical exercises and assessments.
This is comprised of self-paced on-demand eLearning Modules followed by one day in a traditional classroom setting for practical exercises and assessments.
This course is provided for Participants who require Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council First Aid Response Recertification in order to retain their qualification.
Who is a First Aid Responder?
A First Aid Responder may be a healthcare practitioner or a member of the public who has undertaken the education and training of a First Aid Response course incorporating the Cardiac First Response (CFR) standard. In addition to CFR skills, the First Aid Responder possesses defined practical skills in the further management of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the pre-hospital environment until the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS).
The First Aid Responder can assess and manage these patients in accordance with PHECC Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs). The First Aid Response Standard adopts a uniform approach to interacting with patients and other emergency medical services in the pre-hospital setting.
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