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