Cardiac First Responder (CFR)

Cardiac First Responder (CFR)

Life Skills

Course Aim:

Participants will be trained to develop a very high standard in the delivery Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use.

Students will be practiced under various scenarios, paying particular attention to safety. Choking and Infant emergencies are also taught and practiced. 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 €70)

Venue: The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn

Dates: 9am-1.30pm Thursday 18th February 2016

Max: 8 participants per tutor

Artice by
Chris Newell