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Cardiac First Responder (Community and Advanced)

Who is this course for?


The course is designed to provide a basic level of training in the use of a defibrillator and treatment of other cardiac illnesses to those that have no previous experience of responding to a cardiac event.


General Aims


The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to respond to and assist at any medical or trauma incident. Implementing the chain of survival and applying care to the standards set down by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council and Irish Heart Foundation.


Method of Delivery


The course will utilise both theory and practical learning which will encourage student participation and feedback and ensure strong knowledge of practical skills.




1 Day.




Learners will be assessed through skills demonstrations and a multiple choice theory exam.




This course incorporates the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Councils Cardiac First Responder Course and the Irish Heart Foundations Heartsaver A.E.D. course.

Certificates awarded are as follows:

- PHECC Cardiac First Responder



General Course Content Overview


Below are just some of the topics covered on this course:

- Chain of Survival (Adults, Children, Infants)
- The 4 major life threats: Heart Attack, Stroke, Cardiac Arrest, Foreign Body Airway
- A.E.D. (Automated External Defibrillator) use
- Aspirin