PHECC 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.

16 January 2020 - 20 January 2020

3 days, 9 am to 4.30 pm

WMC

Session information

Sessions

FAR - Day 1
09:30 - 16:30
1 day
    FAR - Day 2
    09:30 - 16:30
    1 day
      FAR - Day 3
      09:30 - 16:30
      1 day
        • €270.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

        6 February 2020 - 10 February 2020

        3 days, 9 am to 4.30 pm

        WMC

        Session information

        Sessions

        FAR - Day 1
        09:30 - 16:30
        1 day
          FAR - Day 2
          09:30 - 16:30
          1 day
            FAR - Day 3
            09:30 - 16:30
            1 day
              • €270.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

              27 February 2020 - 2 March 2020

              3 days, 9 am to 4.30 pm

              WMC

              Session information

              Sessions

              FAR - Day 1
              09:30 - 16:30
              1 day
                FAR - Day 2
                09:30 - 16:30
                1 day
                  FAR - Day 3
                  09:30 - 16:30
                  1 day
                    • €270.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                    19 March 2020 - 23 March 2020

                    3 days, 9 am to 4.30 pm

                    WMC

                    Session information

                    Sessions

                    FAR - Day 1
                    09:30 - 16:30
                    1 day
                      FAR - Day 2
                      09:30 - 16:30
                      1 day
                        FAR - Day 3
                        09:30 - 16:30
                        1 day
                          • €270.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                            16 April 2020 - 20 April 2020

                            3 days, 9 am to 4.30 pm

                            WMC

                            Session information

                            Sessions

                            FAR - Day 1
                            09:30 - 16:30
                            1 day
                              FAR - Day 2
                              09:30 - 16:30
                              1 day
                                FAR - Day 3
                                09:30 - 16:30
                                1 day
                                  • €270.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                                  7 May 2020 - 11 May 2020

                                  3 days, 9 am to 4.30 pm

                                  WMC

                                  Session information

                                  Sessions

                                  FAR - Day 1
                                  09:30 - 16:30
                                  1 day
                                    FAR - Day 2
                                    09:30 - 16:30
                                    1 day
                                      FAR - Day 3
                                      09:30 - 16:30
                                      1 day
                                        • €270.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                                        4 June 2020 - 8 June 2020

                                        3 days, 9 am to 4.30 pm

                                        WMC

                                        Session information

                                        Sessions

                                        FAR - Day 1
                                        09:30 - 16:30
                                        1 day
                                          FAR - Day 2
                                          09:30 - 16:30
                                          1 day
                                            FAR - Day 3
                                            09:30 - 16:30
                                            1 day
                                              • €270.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                                              9 July 2020 - 13 July 2020

                                              3 days, 9 am to 4.30 pm

                                              WMC

                                              Session information

                                              Sessions

                                              FAR - Day 1
                                              09:30 - 16:30
                                              1 day
                                                FAR - Day 2
                                                09:30 - 16:30
                                                1 day
                                                  FAR - Day 3
                                                  09:30 - 16:30
                                                  1 day
                                                    • €270.00 incl. 0% - tax exempt

                                                    6 August 2020 - 10 August 2020

                                                    3 days, 9 am to 4.30 pm

                                                    WMC

                                                    Session information

                                                    Sessions

                                                    FAR - Day 1
                                                    09:30 - 16:30
                                                    1 day
                                                      FAR - Day 2
                                                      09:30 - 16:30
                                                      1 day
                                                        FAR - Day 3
                                                        09:30 - 16:30
                                                        1 day
                                                          • €270.00 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.