A Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHECC) Cardiac First Responder Community level is a person trained in CPR and in the use of a defibrillator who can respond to someone who has suddenly collapsed.
The course will also cover the basic Principles of First Aid to ensure the participants can respond to daily workplace and home emergencies.
To ensure that the participants are confident Cardiac First Responders and that they can apply Emergency First Aid Skills.
- On completion of the course the Cardiac First Responders will be in a position to
- Recognise the signs of a life threatening emergency
- Respond effectively, safely and appropriately to a life threatening emergency utilising basic life support skills
- Retrieve and appropriately use if required an automated external defibrillator during a cardiac arrest.
- Report and Record their actions and interventions appropriately and handover to emergency medical services.
- Provide care for Basic Injuries such as Burns, Bleeds, Musculoskeletal Injuries and Sudden Illnesses.
- Module 1 – Basic Emergency Care
- Scene Management
- Patient Assessments
- CPR for adults, children & infants
- Module 2 – Accessing and Use of an AED
- Module 3 – Safety & Communication
- Module 4 – Basic Principles of First Aid
- Wounds & Bleeds
- Sudden Illnesses
- Poisons & Animal Stings & Bites
- Respiratory Difficulties
- Sprains, Strains, Dislocations & Fractures
This 1 day course is highly practical in nature and will provide the delegates with the necessary skills to carry out their duties as cardiac first responders for infants, children and adults alike. The course facilitates will be taught with practical teaching aids, DVD’s and classroom styled presentations.
Who Should Attend?
All persons wishing to be involved in Community First Response and the application of basic first aid treatments.