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First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Course

First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Course – PHECC Approved

 

PHECC (The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) has designed the First Aid Response (FAR) Standard to offer appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including cardiac first response. This standard is designed to meet first aid and basic life support (BLS) requirements that a person known as “First Aid Responder” may encounter. The FAR Standard meets the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) requirement for occupational first aid training for the workplace.

The Child and Family Agency (TUSLA) guidance also recognises FAR as the standard for child care.

Role and responsibility of a First Aid Responder

A First Aid Responder may be a healthcare practitioner, or a member of the public who has undertaken a First Aid Response course incorporating the Cardiac First Response (CFR) standard. In addition to CFR skills, the First Aid Responder possesses defined 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 is able to 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. Finally, First Aid Responders must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the process of continuous responder competence and will be required to maintain their skill levels in First Aid Response including CFR at defined intervals.

 

Who Is This Course Intended For?

Personnel who wish to become certified first aiders in their workplace.

Certification

First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Course – PHECC Certification

First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Course – PHECC Objectives

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Display skills related to the delivery of a first aid response
• Assist in the recovery of people suffering medical emergencies
• Provide adequate cover before emergency services arrive
• Provide first aid in the workplace amongst other environments

Entry Requirements

There is no specific entry criterion including a minimum age for undertaking the course. However, a course participant should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive certification.

Assessment

MCQ Exam + Skills Assessment (x5)

Course Programme

• 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
• Communications
• Well-Being of a First Aid Response

Accreditation

On successful completion of this course participants will receive a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responder Certificate which is valid for 2 years.  PHECC are the regulator for emergency medical services (EMS) in Ireland and their role is to protect the public. The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is an independent statutory agency with responsibility for standards, education and training in the field of pre-hospital emergency care. PHECC also maintain a statutory register of EMS practitioners.