The course is for anyone wanting to learn how to recognise and care for people with life-threatening injuries before the arrival of healthcare practitioners. It is also for people who require basic first aid training as part of their job. This could include non-healthcare personnel, sports coaches, teachers and parents as a very small example.
Who can take this course
There are currently no prerequisites for this course.
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Standard
First Aid Response (FAR) is a new training standard developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland. The objective of FAR is to improve, and replace the current Occupational First Aid course .See here. Cardiac First Response Community is included as part of this course.
- First Aid in the workplace
- Patient Assessment
- Incident Procedure
- Cardiac First Response Community
- Medical Emergencies (asthma, diabetes, seizures, poisoning, fainting)
- Injury Management & Shock
- Care of the Unconscious Patient
- Burns and Electrical Injury Care
- Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
- Information Management
- The well-being of the first aider
Methods of Instruction
The course is delivered by a PHECC registered instructor who will use PowerPoint presentation and DVD’s to guide you through the course.
Duration & Assessment
The FAR course will take no less than 18 hours. This can be broken down to 6 hour days or be done over successive weekends.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued a PHECC FAR certificated. This certificate will be valid for 2 years.
In order to maintain your qualification after your two-year certification period, you will be required to undertake a refresher course. The refresher course consists of a two-day course designed to refresh the knowledge and skills you learned from your initial training. You must have a valid First Aid Response certificate in order to partake of this course.