First Aid Response (PHECC)
Questum Acceleration Centre, Clonmel
The 2007 (General Application) Regulations specify that companies, based on risk assessment, need to have an adequate number of trained First Aid personnel available to deal with medical emergencies and injuries that may occur in the workplace.
The FAR course is the only First Aid course recognized by the Health & Safety Authority in Ireland. (PHECC Certification)
This course trains students to provide effective life support intervention, diagnose and treat illness and injury and maintain maximum care of a casualty until the arrival of the emergency medical services.
The Instructor staff will be experienced in the “real life” provision of emergency care and will have the Instructional Skills required to effectively teach all learning elements of the course, both theoretical and practical.
This course will also include training on the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of Aspirin in the case of suspected heart attack.
Course Content includes:
Cardiac First Response- CPR, AED, Choking, Stroke
Medical Emergencies- Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning, Fainting
Injury Management & Shock- Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains/Dislocations, Shock.
Dealing with Unconsciousness Casualty
Burns-Electrical Injury Care
Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
Well-Being of the First- Aid Responder
Length of Course: 3 days
Max 6 participants
Theoretical and practical skill requirements of the training to provide a highly interactive and enjoyable course.
The use of simulation and accident/incident type scenarios will enhance the learner experience and give participants the confidence and practice needed to achieve the learning outcomes and competencies specified in the PHECC standard.
Assessment of Participants:
The course involves continuous assessment. Participants will complete both theoretical and practical assessments, in the form of a multiple choice question paper and the undertaking of four skill assessments. A mark of 80% or greater is required to pass each of the elements of assessment.
Certification of Training:
PHECC certification is awarded to successful participants. The certification is valid for two years, at which point a two day refresher course will be required. Please note that the certificate needs to be in date in order to complete the refresher course.