Resource: 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.

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When to start CPR/Calling 999 or 112

Recognition of a cardiac arrest is the first link in the chain of survival. Making a 999 call can be daunting. However the dispatcher will guide you on exactly what to do.

Performing CPR or Chest Compressions

High quality chest compressions are crucial to improve the outcomes of a resuscitation attempt. Remember push hard and push fast!

Using an AED

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. These devices are much more readily avilable and are simple to use. Just turn it on and do as it says.

Patient Assessment

Learn how to make an initial assessment of your patient including the primary and secondary survey

Injury Management & Shock

Trauma can result in bleeding, broken bones and/or internal tissue damage. Have a look at what first aiders can do to help.

Burns and Electrical Injury Care

Burns pose short and long term risks to the casualty. Here we look at a variety of burns assessment tools to aid the evaluation and treatment

Common Medical Emergencies

Respond to a range of medical emergencies in which your colleagues or customers may require assistance in your workplace

Hyperthermia & Hypothermia

Trauma can result in bleeding, broken bones and/or internal tissue damage. Have a look at what first aiders can do to help.

Care for an Unconscious Patient

Burns pose short and long term risks to the casualty. Here we look at a variety of burns assessment tools to aid the evaluation and treatment

Incident Procedure

Learn standard care principles, making a 999/112 call and important elements of personal safety

Information Management

Handover of medical information between the first aider and healthcare practitioners aids successful treatment.

Wellbeing of the First Aider

Providing first aid can sometimes be a traumatic experience. Here we look at ways in which we can support the first aid responder.

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