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Emergency / Basic First Aid

The Emergency First Aid course is designed to train personnel in basic first aid skills. It is ideally suited to companies where employees have direct contact with the public such as restaurants, pubs and shops etc. The course has an emphasis on dealing with emergency life threatening situations in the absence of an Occupational First Aider and keeping the casualty alive until professional help arrives.

Duration: ½ day, 1 day and 2 day courses available. (2 Day includes paediatric emergencies)

Accreditation: Northwest First Aid Training cert

Principals of First Aid Scene Management Casualty Assessment First Aid Equipment
Heat attack Bleeding & Wounds Head injury Choking
Fainting Adult CPR Fractures Stroke (CVA)
Fainting Burns
Epilepsy Asthma Diabetes Anaphylaxis

CPR/Defibrillator Course

This comprehensive AED Course is designed to teach IHF and PHECC Defibrillation for the lay rescuer and first responder.

Duration: 3 – 4 hours.

Accreditation: PHECC/OFAAA/ Irish Heart Foundation/ American Heart Association

Adult & Child CPR Stroke Heart Attack Cardiac Arrest
AED – Defibrillation

Paediatric/Childcare First Aid

This is a is a one-day course specifically designed to teach life saving skills with relation to children and incorporates the PHECC/OFAAA CPR/AED course. This course is a first aid course designed specifically for applying first aid to children. Paediatric first aid is essential for employees working in the childcare industry and child carers of any kind. This one day course is ideal for those working in a crèche or for parents of children, toddlers and babies. We can tailor this course to suit your needs

Duration:

1 Day.

Accreditation: Northwest First Aid Training / PHECC/OFAAA Irish Heart Foundation/American Heart Association

CPR/AED

Principals of First Aid Head injuries Burns
Patient Assessment CPR Anaphylaxis
Scene management Choking
Soft Tissue Injuries Epilepsy
Asthma Diabetes

Occupational First Aid

The Occupational First Aid Regulations were published in 1993. These regulations imposed a mandatory requirement on all employers to have a specified minimum number of Occupational First Aiders trained and deployed in the workplace.

Duration: 3-4 days. 24 hours of training

Certificate: Valid for 2 years.

Accreditation: FETAC LEVEL 5/HSAl. First Aid Certificate which complies with the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 & General Applications Regulations 2007 is awarded to the participant.

Ratio: 1 instructor to 10 participants

Principals of First Aid Scene Management Casualty Assessment First Aid Equipment
Heart & Circulation Bleeding & Wounds Respiratory System Choking
Heart Attacks Adult CPR Head Injuries
Stroke (CVA) Eye Injuries Fainting Fractures
Soft Tissue Injuries Burns Sprains Epilepsy
Asthma Spinal Injuries Diabetes

Occupational First Aid Level 5 Refresher Recertification

The one day course is designed to refresh or recertify those people who have already undertaken Occupational First Aid training during the previous 3 years and whose certificate is still in date, without incurring the expense of having to do the full 3 day all over again.

Duration: 7 hours.

Prerequisites: Valid Occupational First Aid Certificate.

Certificate: Valid for a further 2 years.

Accreditation: FETAC Level 5/HSA.

Principals of First Aid Scene Management Casualty Assessment First Aid Equipment
Heart & Circulation Bleeding & Wounds Respiratory System Choking
Heart Attacks Adult CPR Nervous System Head Injuries
Stroke (CVA) Eye Injuries Fainting Fractures
Soft Tissue Injuries Burns Sprains Epilepsy
Asthma Spinal Injuries Diabetes AED – Defibrillation

Heart Saver CPR/AED Course

The Heartsaver CPR AED Course teaches you the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants. An AED is a computerized defibrillator which analyses the heart rhythm of a person in cardiac arrest and uses voice prompts to advise you if a shock is needed. The AED is an important link in the chain of survival and this course teaches you how to use them effectively. You will receive an Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Association course completion card upon successfully completing the course.

Duration – 4 ½ hours

Accreditation – IHF/AHA

Certificate – 2 years


Cardiac First Response (CFR) Community Course

The CFR Community Course taught by the Irish Heart Foundation includes the Heartsaver CPR AED Course (please see above) or the BLS for Healthcare Provider Course (please see above) plus additional modules.  Use of the Heartsaver CPR AED Course as part of a CFR Community Course is recommended for lay persons. Healthcare professionals should complete the CFR Community Course where it includes the BLS for Healthcare Provider Course. The additional CFR portion of the course includes the administration of aspirin, stroke assessment (FAST Assessment), critical incident stress awareness and debrief, Cardiac First Responder Report (CFRR) and legal indemnity issues. You will receive an Irish Heart Foundation / Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) CFR Community course completion card and a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card or a BLS for HCP certificate depending on the type of course you’ve completed. Certification will be received upon successfully completing the course.

 

Duration – 1 Day

Accreditation – IHF/PHECC

Certificate – 2 years