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First Aid Responder

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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. The instructional format includes: lectures, practical exercises, practice and drills, and instructional videos.

3 days, 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

WMC

Session information

Sessions

Session 1 - 22nd June
09:30 - 16:30
1 day
    Session 2 - 23rd June
    09:30 - 16:30
    1 day
      Session 3 - 24th June
      09:30 - 16:30
      1 day
        • €295.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

        3 days, 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

        WMC

        Session information

        Sessions

        Session 1 - 20th July
        09:30 - 16:30
        1 day
          Session 2 - 21st July
          09:30 - 16:30
          1 day
            Session 3 - 22nd July
            09:30 - 16:30
            1 day
              • €295.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

              3 days, 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

              WMC

              Session information

              Sessions

              Session 1 - 24th August
              09:30 - 16:30
              1 day
                Session 2 - 25th August
                09:30 - 16:30
                1 day
                  Session 3 - 26th August
                  09:30 - 16:30
                  1 day
                    • €295.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                    3 days, 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

                    WMC

                    Session information

                    Sessions

                    Session 1 - 21st September
                    09:30 - 16:30
                    1 day
                      Session 2 - 22nd September
                      09:30 - 16:30
                      1 day
                        Session 3 - 23rd September
                        09:30 - 16:30
                        1 day
                          • €295.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                            3 days, 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

                            WMC

                            Session information

                            Sessions

                            Session 1 - 19th October
                            09:30 - 16:30
                            1 day
                              Session 2 - 20th October
                              09:30 - 16:30
                              1 day
                                Session 3 - 21st October
                                09:30 - 16:30
                                1 day
                                  • €295.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                                  3 days, 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

                                  WMC

                                  Session information

                                  Sessions

                                  Session 1 - 16th November
                                  09:30 - 16:30
                                  1 day
                                    Session 2 - 17th November
                                    09:30 - 16:30
                                    1 day
                                      Session 3 - 18th November
                                      09:30 - 16:30
                                      1 day
                                        • €295.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                                        3 days, 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

                                        WMC

                                        Session information

                                        Sessions

                                        Session 1 - 7th December
                                        09:30 - 16:30
                                        1 day
                                          Session 2 - 8th December
                                          09:30 - 16:30
                                          1 day
                                            Session 3 - 9th December
                                            09:30 - 16:30
                                            1 day
                                              • €295.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                                            Description

                                            Learning Outcomes

                                            Students must demonstrate a range of competencies in order to achieve the First Aid Response standard. Upon completion of a recognised First Aid Response course the student will be able to:

                                            • Recognise and Assess the causes and effects of sudden illness and/or injury in a pre-hospital environment and call for emergency medical services.
                                            • React to such pre-hospital emergencies utilising PHECC Clinical Practice Guidelines.
                                            • Respond in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner to such emergencies utilising the First Aid Response skill set and in accordance with PHECC Clinical Practice Guidelines as part of the pre-hospital continuum of care.
                                            • Record and Report actions and interventions taken while responding to and managing such incidents and during handover to emergency medical services.
                                            • Retain a professional and caring attitude in their performance as First Aid Responders.

                                            Course Content

                                            • Patient Assessment
                                            • Incident Procedures
                                            • Cardiac First Response - Community
                                            • Common medical emergencies
                                            • Injury management and shock
                                            • Care of the unconscious patient
                                            • Burns and electrical injury care
                                            • Hypothermia and hyperthermia
                                            • Information management
                                            • Communications
                                            • The well-being of the First Aid Responder

                                            Assessments

                                            All assessments are carried out in accordance with PHECC requirements.

                                            Participants must complete and pass the following assessments:

                                            • Examination: Written or Oral Test
                                            • Practical Test on aspects of the Programme
                                            • CPR
                                            • Defibrillator

                                            Certification

                                            PHECC First Aid Responder Participants who successfully pass the Assessments will be issued with a Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responder Certificate. 

                                            This award is the only first aid certification recognised by the Health & Safety Authority. 

                                            The Certificate is valid for two years and indefinitely on attending a two-day Refresher Course every two years.

                                            PHECC is a statutory agency and the regulator for all pre-hospital emergency medical care in Ireland.

                                            Note: 

                                            All participant will be required to partake in practical exercises which are an essential element of the course. Some of the exercises are on the floor, simulating real life situations. We therefore ask participants to wear practical and comfortable clothing to the course.