First Response First Aid Training Course
About The Course
First Aid Response (FAR) Training Course is a 3 day course intended for personnel who wish to become certified first aiders in their workplace. Topics covered in the First Aid Response training course include: responsibilities of a first-aider, patient approach and contacting the emergency services. Our training is carried out throughout many locations in Ireland.
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 Is The Course Intended For:
There are currently no prerequisites for this course. Students should be physically well enough to carry out CPR as well as other practical skills, such as attempting to relieve the blockage in someone who is choking, placing somebody in the recovery position and putting bandages on injured limbs.
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 and have a standardised syllabus nationwide. FAR also includes the full Cardiac First Response Community standard.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Display skills related to the delivery of a first aid response
• Assist in the recovery of people suffering medical emergencies
• Provide adequate cover before emergency services arrive
• Provide first aid in the workplace amongst other environments
- Patient Assessment
- Incident Procedures
- Cardiac First Response (CFR) Community
- Common Medical Emergencies
- Injury Management & Shock
- Care of an Unconscious Patient
- Burns & Electrical Injury Care
- Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
- Information management
- Well-Being of a First Aid Response
Method of Delivery
The course is facilitated by an instructor who will use PowerPoint presentation and DVD’s to guide you through the course. The course is delivered through English.
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.
On successful completion of this course participants will receive a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response Certificate which is 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.