Cardiac First Response Course
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.
Cardiac First Responders can use the skills they learn on this course to respond to adults, children and infants who have suddenly collapsed due to respiratory, cardiac or cardiovascular emergencies. Cardiac First Responders play a vital role in keeping a person alive until they can receive expert clinical care.
Saturday 14th March 2020
This course is being run by Dublin West Education Centre and therefore is only available for Primary / Secondary School Teachers and Special Needs Assistants / Inclusion Support Assistants.
A Cardiac First Responder is a person trained in the following areas:
– Adult / Child / Infant Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
– Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
– The Chain of Survival
– The Safe Airway / Recovery Position
– Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO) / Choking
– Cardiovascular Diseases (Heart Attack and Stroke)
– Aspirin Administration
– Contacting the Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
– Handing over to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
– Critical Incident Stress Management
– Cardiac First Response Report Writing