Cardiac First Responder Instructor


Course Background:

This course will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude to train others to be PHECC registered cardiac first responders. It also forms a core part of the occupational first aid instructor’s course.

Course Content:

  • Administration of aspirin
  • Stroke assessment (FAST Assessment)
  • Recovery position
  • Choking
  • Critical incident stress awareness
  • Cardiac First Responder Report (CFRR) and legal indemnity issues

Learning Outcomes:

  •  Explain the role of PHECC
  •  Explain the chain of survival demonstrate adult and child CPR 
  •  Demonstrate the correct use of an AED
  •  Demonstrate adult and child foreign body airway obstruction
  •  Explain critical incident stress management
  •  Demonstrate the correct administration of oxygen using a BVM
  •  Explain the steps required in dealing with a stroke and heart attack
  •  Demonstrate the recovery position

This Course is Designed For:

All employees wishing to become cardiac first responders. This course is also a prerequisite when qualifying to teach occupational first aid.

Training Methodology:

This course is classroom based; it is highly interactive with role-playing and practical exercises to reinforce understanding and learning.

What to Bring to the Course:

While pens and paper will be supplied, participants are free to bring their own. Participants should wear comfortable clothing for practical activities.

Duration of the Course:

2 days


A maximum of 10 per course


On completion this course, participants will be certified as PHECC registered cardiac first responder instructors.

Upcoming Courses:

Cardiac First Responder Instructor course run in Kildare. View dates


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