About this courseThe First Aid Response refresher course is a two day course aimed at those who have previously completed the three day first aid response course and hold a valid PHECC certificate. This is a requirement as per PHECC education and training standards. DX2 has no control over programme duration.
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council – First Aid Response is designed to meet the first aid and basic life support (BLS) requirements that a person known as “First Aid Responder” may encounter.
In addition to CFR skills, the First Aid Responder possesses defined skills in the further management of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the pre-hospital environment until the arrival of emergency medical services
Course DurationThe duration of this course is 2 days been ran over 2 Saturdays Day 1 24th Feb Day 2 2nd March
Course ModulesPatient assessment
Cardiac First Response- Community
Common medical emergencies
Injury management and shock
Care of the unconscious patient
Burns and electrical injury care
Hypothermia and hyperthermia
The well-being of the First Aid Responder
Entry CriteriaEntry to this course is available to those who have successfully completed the 3 day First Aid Response or Occupational First Aid and who’s certificate is not expired more than 30 days. Evidence of previous certification is required prior to course commencement. This course is delivered in English as such an acceptable level of English to assimilate and relay the information in the course is required. For further information see our English Language policy
CertificationOn successful completion of training learners will receive a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council- First Aid Response Certificate which is valid for 2 years.
AssessmentAssessment using the PHECC’s CFR Community assessment sheet and other First Aid Response sheets.
A 30 minute, 20 short question written exam; the pass mark is 80%.
What’s includedPre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Certificate
CPR Pocket Facemask
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Red Card
Our First Aid Response Instructors
Troy has been a consultant with DX2 Training Solutions since 2011, he currently holds a BBS in emergency services and a Dip in emergency medical technology from Northeastern university in the USA giving him Paramedic status here in Ireland. Troy is a multi disciplined instructor delivering multiple courses across our suite, his instructor qualifications are visible on his Linkedin profile. Troy has a keen interest in running and cycling and is also a avid golfer.
Dermot is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Northeastern University and an higher diploma in Emergency medical technology from UCD. Along with Dermot’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate and a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM.
Dan is a qualified paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate diploma in emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dan’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate and a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM.
Paul has been a consultant with DX2 Training Solutions since 2010, he currently holds a Dip in emergency medical technology from Northeastern university in the USA giving him Paramedic status here in Ireland. Paul is a multi disciplined instructor delivering multiple courses across our suite. Paul spends most of his time running, he has successfully completed the Marathon Des Sables in 2014 dubbed the toughest race on earth as well as numerous one hundred mile races here in Ireland.