This is a short course designed to teach you basic life support skills (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) so you can respond to someone who has collapsed.
A cardiac first responder (community level) is a person trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) who can respond to someone who has suddenly collapsed. A cardiac first responder plays a vital role in keeping a person alive until they can receive expert clinical care. A cardiac first responder may be part of the emergency medical services, a healthcare practitioner or a member of the public who has completed the PHECC approved course within the last two years.
• Chain of Survival
• Being a Responder
• Adult CPR Practice
• Adult Foreign Body Airway Obstruction Practice
• Adult AED Practice
• Cardiac Arrest Scenario
• Child CPR Practice
• Child Foreign Body Airway Obstruction Practice
• Infant CPR Practice
• Infant Foreign Body Airway Obstruction Practice
• Critical Incident Stress Management
• Heart Attack
• Recovery Position
• Clinical Indemnity
• Infection Prevention & Control
• Team Concept
• Handover & Documentation
On course completion learners will be able to:
1. Recognise the signs of a life threatening emergency
2. Respond in an effective, safe and appropriate manner, to a life threatening emergency, utilising basic life support skills.
3. Retrieve and appropriately use, if required, an automated external defibrillator during a cardiac arrest.
4. Report and Record their actions and interventions appropriately and handover to emergency medical services
Method of Delivery:
Classroom Presentation & Discussion, DVD & Practical Demonstration
Award of joint PHECC/recognised institution CFR Community card/certificates to successful course participants by the recognised institution.
Certification is valid for 2 years.
Participants complete Practical and Theory Assessment.
Theory assessment is multiple choice questions.
Participants must achieve a mark of 80% or higher in each element of the assessment.