Aim of the Course.
Participants will learn how to deal with four life threatening emergencies – cardiac arrest, stroke, heart attack and choking. The CFR Community Course includes the Heartsaver CPR AED Course (for lay persons) or the BLS for Healthcare Provider Course (for healthcare professionals) plus additional modules (see below).
The Course is suitable for:
People wishing to become Cardiac First Responders (community level) who may be part of emergency medical services, healthcare practitioners, healthcare assistants, community, sports and youth group leaders, members of public or first aiders.
• Heartsaver AED or BLS for Healthcare Provider Course plus the following modules:
• Patient assessment
• Recovery position
• Heart attack and administration of aspirin
• Stroke assessment (FAST Assessment)
• Critical incident stress awareness and debrief
• Cardiac First Responder Report (CFRR)
• Legal indemnity issues
Classroom video based, instructor led, with hands on practice on manikins. Focus on practical skills and student participation, using practice-while-watching technique.
Manual for Course:
PHECC Cardiac First Response student manual
Skills testing (plus written exam (MCQ) for those completing the BLS for Healthcare Providers course)
Irish Heart Foundation / Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) CFR Community course completion card, and an Irish Heart Foundation/American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, or a BLS for HCP certificate depending on the type of course.
Duration of Course:
Approximately 6 hours