First Aid / CPR

First Aid / CPR

Cardiopulmonary disease is still the number one cause of death in Ireland. Knowing how to respond in the event of a heart attack, cardiac arrest or stroke are just some of the topics we cover in our first aid/CPR programs. HealthCo is an Irish Heart Foundation & Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council approved training site. We deliver many versions of First Aid and CPR and we can ensure that you are gaining the certification you require. Have a look through some of the more popular options below…

Course Details:

First Aid Response is a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) certified course, recommended by the Health and Safety Authority and TUSLA. The aim is to equip workplace first aiders with the skills to deal with the medical emergencies in the workplace.
HealthCo’s quality management system has been recognised by PHECC, gaining the award of Approved Training Institute in 2019. This guarantees that training will take place in a high quality venue with a highly competent tutor. It also enables us to process certification internally, meaning you get your certificate faster.

Course Content:

Course Criteria

Duration: 3 Days

Number of Participants: 8 learners permitted per tutor

Certification: HealthCo certificate
Eligibility: The course is delivered in English.

Assessment: Five continuous assessment practical activities and one written multiple choice question paper

Accreditation: Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

Course Details:

First Aid Response is a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) certified course, recommended by the Health and Safety Authority and TUSLA. The aim is to equip workplace first aiders with the skills to deal with the medical emergencies in the workplace.
HealthCo’s quality management system has been recognised by PHECC, gaining the award of Approved Training Institute in 2019. This guarantees that training will take place in a high quality venue with a highly competent tutor. It also enables us to process certification internally, meaning you get your certificate faster.

Course Content:

Course Criteria

Duration: 2 Days

Number of Participants: 8 learners permitted per tutor

Certification: HealthCo certificate

Eligibility: Each learner must present their current First Aid Response Certificate to be admitted to the course. Certificates beyond the expiry date must complete full First Aid Response training.

Assessment: Five continuous assessment practical activities and one written multiple choice question paper

Accreditation: Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

Course Details:

HealthCo’s Basic Life Support (BLS) & Cardiac First Response (CFR) Community Instructor Course is for healthcare professionals who would like to learn how to teach these courses:

  • BLS Provider
  • Heartcode BLS
  • CFR Community

Pre- Course Considerations
Instructor candidates must hold current AHA BLS Provider certification and PHECC CFR Community certification at the time of attending the instructor course

Course Content:

The learner will complete the BLS Provider Course as its basis with an additional CFR Com-munity module. The additional CFR portion of the course includes:

Instructors Competencies will be assessed:

Course Criteria

Duration: 2 Days classroom based learning.
Following the 2-day Instructor course, candidates must attend 3 Provider courses within 90 days (3 months) of the initial instructor course date:

  • Course 1 – Observe an IHF CPR course being taught by an experienced, currently certified IHF CPR Instructor
  • Course 2 – Assist on an IHF CPR course being taught by an experienced, currently certified IHF CPR Instructor
  • Course 3 – Teach on an IHF CPR course while accompanied by an experienced, currently certified IHF CPR Instructor, and be monitored and signed off by an IHF BLS Faculty Member

Accreditation: Successful instructors who are signed off by an IHF BLS Faculty member will receive an IHF/AHA BLS Instructor Card and an IHF/PHECC CFR Community Instructor card, both of which are valid for two years.

Course Details:

The BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider Course is for medical, para-medical and allied healthcare professionals. The skills taught include adult and paediatric CPR including two rescuer scenarios, use of bag valve mask and barrier devices, management of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO), and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

If you are able to successfully complete both the skills and written exam assessment components of the course you will receive an IHF/AHA BLS Provider course completion card that is valid for 2 years.

Course Content:

  • Adult, Paediatric & Infant CPR
  • Use of bag masks
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Team Dynamics
  • Rescue Breathing
  • CPR when an Advanced Airway is in place
  • Foreign body airway obstructions

Duration
5.5 hours

Number of Participants:
6 per instructor

Certification:
Irish Heart Foundation

Eligibility:
The course is delivered in English & involves some practical elements.

Assessment:
Learners are assessed on their practical skills and through multiple choice questions

Course Details:

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 computerised 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.

Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Course Content:

  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • Use of Face Mask Barrier Devices
  • Adult Choking – Conscious and Unconscious
  • Child Choking – Conscious and Unconscious
  • Infant Choking – Conscious and Unconscious
  • Safe and effective use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Special considerations when using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Duration
2 – 4 hours.

Number of Participants:
6 per instructor

Certification:
Irish Heart Foundation

Eligibility:
The course is delivered in English & involves some practical elements.

Assessment:
Competent demonstration of CPR

Course Details:

This comprehensive, practically-based half-day course was developed by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) as a national standard to ensure that those who suffer cardiac arrest in the community are given the best possible chance of survival. The course is suited to those who may be required to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, choking, stroke or unconsciousness in the workplace, at a sports facility, in the home or in their community. Also, ideal training for personnel in a premises or public building where an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been installed.

 

Participants will learn the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an AED and the action to take in the event of choking for adults and children. The programme ensures that the all-important chain of survival is intact and that patients receive basic life support before the arrival of the emergency services, without which advanced life support will not succeed.

 

PHECC Cardiac First Response Courses – Community and Advanced are recognised by the Irish College of General Practitioner (ICGP) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) for continuing professional development and continuing education units for the respective professions of general medical practitioners, registered nurses and registered midwives.

Course Details:

The objective of this First Aid for Sports Clubs training course is to provide members with the skills to respond in an emergency situation at their club. This course is suitable for all football, GAA and rugby clubs as well as swimming, tennis, running and more. We apply all of the emergency scenarios listed below to the context of your club and practice the response to each one.

Learners will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to use a range of practical first aid skills which will enable them to deal with the most common injuries and illnesses. Learners will also be trained in the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), receiving an Irish Heart Foundation certificate upon completion.

Course Content:

  • Safe Scene Management
  • Heartsaver CPR & AED
  • Choking
  • Unconsciousness
  • Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures
  • Stroke & Heart Attack
  • Bleeding, fractures & sprains
  • Burns & Scalding
  • Hypothermia
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Adult, Child & Infant guidelines

Duration: 1 full day

Participants: 12 per instructor

Course Details:

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Course Content:

  • Adult, Paediatric & Infant CPR
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Foreign body airway obstructions (choking)

Duration
1 hour

Number of Participants:
6 per instructor

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