First Aid Response Course

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The First Aid Response (FAR) Award is certified by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and Qualtec.

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council is the independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland. It is also the regulator for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Ireland.


– Patient Assessment

– Incident Procedures

– Cardiac First Response (CFR) Training (CPR, AED, Choking, Heart Attack, Stroke, Contacting the Emergency Medical Services)

– Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning & Fainting)

– Injury Management & Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)

– Care of the Unconscious Patient

– Burns & Electrical Injury Care

– Hypothermia & Hyperthermia

– Information Management & Communications

– The Well Being of the First Aid Responder

First Aid Responders can use the skills they learn on this course to respond to life threatening, potentially life threatening and non-life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment before the emergency medical services arrive.

First Aid Responders play a vital role in keeping a person alive until they can receive expert clinical care. Their aims are to preserve life, prevent the condition from becoming worse and promote recovery.