About this course
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
The duration of this course is 3 days
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
On successful completion of training learners will receive a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council- First Aid Response Certificate which is valid for 2 years.
- Assessment 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%.
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Certificate
First Aid Response Manual
CPR Pocket Facemask
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Red Card
Q. What is the requirement for a childcare service regarding First Aid Training?
A. person trained in “first aid for children” is required to be available to the children at all times. Currently there is no accredited paediatric first aid course. Where a person has undertaken training in paediatric/first aid for children and has supporting documentation this is acceptable.
Q. How can staff be sure that the training they are undertaking is up to standard?
A: There is no accredited first aid course specifically for use with children and it has been the practice for staff in early years services to undertake training that has been adapted to take account of paediatric emergencies. There is no suggestion that this training has been below standard. However, because the training courses are not accredited, there has been no guarantee of quality. The DCYA recommends that early years staff who are availing of first aid training for the first time should undertake the First Aid Response (FAR) training from a training provider – also known as a “recognised institution” – approved by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). The FAR Standard, which was developed by PHECC, offers appropriate training to individuals who require a first aid skill set for both adults and children. In addition to setting the standard, PHECC is responsible for approving organisations to become PHECC-recognised institutions to deliver the training. This means that the quality of the training delivered by these organisations and their instructors is approved by PHECC.
DX2 Training Solutions is a PHECC Recognised institution and offers First Aid Response Training for those availing of training for the first time.
On successful completion of this award, learners will have the opportunity to progress to The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Emergency First Response programme (EFR) or the Emergency Medical Technician programme (EMT). Successful participants will be certified to act as a work place First Aid Responder. This will also allow the participant to join a voluntary organisation or with a private event medical provider.
Our Upcoming Courses
First Aid Response Refresher 03.10.23
Patient Manual Handling 03.10.23 (Waterford)
Manual Handling 03.10.23 (Waterford)
QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor 04.10.23 (Waterford)
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.