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PHECC First Aid Response Course

First Aid Courses
PHECC First Aid Response Course
Duration3 Days
LocationDublin and In-Company
Max number8
Description

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.

The First Aid Response course covers all the occupational first-aid requirements for places of work as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, there is a requirement on employers, based on a risk assessment, to have enough adequately trained first-aiders in the workplace. The specific requirements for first aid provision at work depends on several factors including the size of the workplace, the numbers employed, the hazards arising, dispersal of employees and access to medical services.

 Learning Objectives: 
• Display skills related to the delivery of a first aid responder 
• 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.

Course Outline
  • Patient Assessment 
  • Incident Procedures
  • Cardiac First Response (CFR) Co
  • Common Medical Emergencies
  • Injury Management & Shock 
  • Care of an Unconscious Patient
  • Burns & Electrical Injury Care
  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
  • Information management 
  • Communications 
  • Well-Being of a First Aid Responder
Who Should Attend

Operatives, line managers or supervisors, or persons involved in ensuring health and safety that may be required to provide treatment for the purpose of preserving life and minimising injuries.

Certification & Assessment

MCQ Exam + Skills Assessment (x2)
On successful completion of this course participants will receive a PHECC certificate- valid for two years from the date of completion of the course.

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