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.

Course Date

Saturday 21st March 2020

Course Requirements

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.

Course Content

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

Contact us today to book a place on this Cardiac First Response course!

The event is finished.


Mar 21 2020


10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 21 2020
  • Time: 6:00 am - 10:30 am


40 euro


Dublin West Education Centre
Old Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Upcoming Courses

COVID-19 Guidelines

Guidance regarding CPR and First Aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Return to Water Safely

Guidelines for returning to water safely.

Return to Work Safely

Guidelines for returning to work safely.

Water Safety Guidelines

Swimming Teacher Courses

For professional swimming teacher training please visit

Pool Lifeguard Jobs

Are you looking for a job in the leisure industry? Click on the links below to see who’s hiring.

– Dublin City Council