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.
A cardiac first responder plays a critical role in keeping a person alive until the commencement of expert medical care.
To ensure that the participants are confident Cardiac First Responders at Community Level to the recognised standard set out by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council.
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.
- Module 1 – Basic Emergency Care
- Module 2 – Accessing and Use of an AED
- Module 3 – Safety & Communication
This 3.5 hour 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 6-8 participants who 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.Assessment & CertificationA theory exam and skills assessments will be carried out in accordance with the PHECC standard by qualified PHECC Cardiac First Response instructors.