PHECC First Response (Community)

½ Day | On-Site

This is a fully certified course, the first rung on the ladder of pre-hospital emergency care. It teaches all the basic life support skills for victims of stroke, cardiac arrest, heart attack, choking as well as the relevant legal issues and the administration of aspirin.

Course Duration: 4 hours

Course Participation: Maximum of 6

Course Objectives:
- Recognise the signs of a life-threatening emergency
- Respond in an effective, safe and appropriate manner, to a life-threatening emergency utilising basic life support skills
- Retrieve and appropriately use, if required, an automated external defibrillator during cardiac arrest
- Report & record their actions and interventions appropriately and hand over to emergency medical services

Course Modules:
- Basic Emergency Care
- Accessing and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Safety and Communication

The key items covered on the course are:
- An introduction to Sudden Cardiac Death
- Heart Disease
- CPR – Adult
- Foreign Body Airway Obstruction – Adult
- AED Operation
- Stroke – including FAST assessment
- Child CPR
- Child Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
- Infant CPR
- Infant Foreign Body Airway Obstruction

Certification: The course is delivered in accordance with PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) and the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) guidelines. A PHECC certificate valid for 2 years will be issued on successful completion.
Please contact Esther in our office on 0876074456 or email