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GROUP 3 - GCC FULL TIME SNA & ELC STUDENTS -FIRST AID RESPONDER

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GCC FULL-TIME STUDENTS -FIRST AID RESPONDER COURSE

GROUP 3: First Aid Responder COURSE (Dates: 10, 11 & 17 April, 2024)

Full 3 Days - from 9 am to 4 pm

Category: Accredited

Description

FIRST AID RESPONDER

Background:

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) has designed the First Aid Response (FAR) Standard to offer appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including Cardiac First Response. This standard is designed to meet First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) requirements that a person known as a “First Aid Responder” may encounter.

The First Aid Responder will possess the following general skills:

  • Deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but which are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
  • Provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including work, home and recreational settings.
  • Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self confidence while understanding their limitations.

Course Content:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident procedures
  • Cardiac First Response (CFR Community) including defibrillation, choking and stroke
  • Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning and Fainting)
  • Injury Management and Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)
  • Burns and scalds, electric injury care
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Information Management
  • Communications
  • The well-being of the First Aid Responder.

Assessment:

There is a practical and theory assessment which takes place at the end of Day 3.

Course participants must complete a multiple choice examination paper and a mark of 80% or greater must be achieved to successfully complete the course. There will also be a FAR skills test and a CFR skills test.

Certification:Certification is under the auspices of PHECC. Successful candidates must re-certify every 2 years.

Fee: €100
Duration: 3 Days
Start Date: 10, 11 & 17 April, 2024
Start/End Time: 09.00-16.00
Day: Wednesday-April 10th, Thursday-April 11th & Wednesday-April 17th, 2024
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