Cardiac First Responder (CFR)

Cardiac First Responder (CFR)

SU Life Skills

Course Aim:
This half day, fully certified, course is the first rung on the ladder of pre-hospital emergency care. It teaches all the basic life support skills for victims of stroke; cardiac arrest; heart attack; choking as well as the relevant legal issues and the administration aspirin.
This course is a pre-requisite for Emergency First Response courses, Responder Level 3 on the ladder of pre-hospital emergency care. However, it is also a great stand alone course for those working in or near premises considering installing an automated external defibrillator (AED) on-site as well as those who already have one.
Recognised by the Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) at Responder Level 1.
The Course Provider is The Emergency Services Training Institute.

Training Methods:
Classroom presentation on multimedia projector / DVD’s.
Practical demonstrations of techniques.
Course handouts, training manuals, training records and evaluation forms are also provided.

Assessment & Certification:
Cardiac First Response students are required to successfully complete a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) assessment of twenty questions for Responder and twenty five for Practitioner level. 80% is required to be successful on the MCQ.
Competence in skills demonstration is also required. The theory and practical assessment will be set by, or on behalf of, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.
Certification in the Cardiac First Response Standard is required every two years. In order to maintain a readiness to perform CPR and AED interventions effectively the standard interval accepted for retention training is one year after the initial certification. However, as the retention of skills in CPR and the use of AED are known to rapidly diminish, it is recommended that retention training occurs as frequently as practicable.

Cost: €40 (Usual cost €75)
Venue: The View, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Dates: 9am-1.30pm Thursday 22nd February 2018
Max: 6 participants per tutor

Artice by
Joanna Brophy