This course is for anyone who wishes to learn the skills of CPR and to provide good quality by-stander CPR and defibrillation techniques until the emergency services arrive. By taking part in this course, will also enable learners to become a Community First Responder, or CFR member. A member of CFR Group will respond to calls from National Ambulance Service within the community for patients who display symptoms of Chest Pain, Choking, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest.
Cardiac First Response course or, CFR, provides learners with the skills recognise when a person is in need of CPR, what to do in that event, and giving them the competence to provide good quality CPR which is essential in the Chain of Survival. The next step in the Chain of Survival, is early defibrillation, which learners of this course will become proficient in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator or AED.
This course is facilitated by an instructor trained by Irish Heart Foundation and is DVD lead. The DVD is produced by the American Heart Association and is fully endorsed by the Irish Heart Foundation. Along with the DVD, there will be practical elements, including practicing – Scene Safety, Compression’s, Mouth to Mouth, Breaths with Barrier Device, and safe use of an AED. Infant CPR is also included on this course as well as choking for adults and infants.
Assessment is completely Skills Based.
Any special needs / requirements should be identified at the time of booking. Participants should be advised to dress appropriately, due to the nature of the course, there will be manual skills, including CPR.
Course Length: 4 hours
Maximum no. Participants: 6 per instructor
Successful completion of the CFR course leads to re-certification by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) & Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) which is valid for two years. Recertification in CFR is required every 2 years.