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Cardiac First Responder

What is a Cardiac First Responder? A cardiac first responder is a person trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) who can respond to someone who has collapsed.

This 3 ½ - hour cardiac first responder course can play a critical role in keeping a person alive until the commencement of expert medical care. A cardiac first responder may be part of the emergency medical services, a healthcare practitioner or a member of the public who has undertaken a Pre‐Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) recognised course within the last 2 years. 

Course Modules:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • Use of Face Mask Barrier Devices
  • Automated External Defibrillator - AED
  • Recovery (safe airway) Position
  • Adult Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Child Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Infant Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Airway Obstruction Adult, Child and Infant
  • Aspirin Administration for Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Skills Group Practice


Successful students will receive a certificate qualifying them for two years as an Cardiac First Responder from PHECC.

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