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First Aid Response (FAR) – PHECC Accredited

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First Aid Response (PHECC)

The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) now recognises the PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) training course as meeting the needs of occupational first aid. The FAR Standard was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland.

On completion of this 3-day course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services. Also included is training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack. 

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Course Content:

  • Introduction & Course Objectives
  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident Procedures
  • Cardiac First Response (CPR & AED, Choking & Stroke)
  • Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning & Fainting)
  • Injury Management & Shock (Bleeding, Fractures, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient
  • Burns & Electrical Injury Care
  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
  • Information Management & Communications
  • The Well-Being of the First-Aid Responder
  • Q&A
  • Conclude & Follow Up Process

The First Aid Response course covers all of the occupational first-aid requirements for places of work as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority.

Classroom based, instructor led, written exam and skills assessment.

Product Description

First Aid Response (PHECC)

The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) now recognises the PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) training course as meeting the needs of occupational first aid. The FAR Standard was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland.

On completion of this 3-day course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services. Also included is training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack. 

Awarding Body: PHECC

National Framework of Qualifications Level: N/a

Certification: PHECC Certificate

Renewal: 2 Years

Entry Requirements:
Minimum age- 18 years old

Minimum English requirements: Leaners must be able to understand and convey the concepts contained in the programme content.

Assessment Details: MCQ Exam and Practical Skills Assessment

Cost Per Person:
The fee is inclusive of all training courseware materials, certificate of completion and 3 months after training support.

Progression Opportunities: Please see related courses

Protection for Enrolled Students: N/A

Should a course not proceed, any payment received will be refunded within 48 hours

student appeals policy and procedures can be located in our Learner handbook.

Our Learner Handbook can be found here.