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Our 3-day First Aid Response course trains people to become First Aid Responders on their work floor. A First Aid Responder may be a healthcare practitioner or a member of the public who has undertaken a First Aid Response course incorporating the Cardiac First Response standard. In addition to CFR skills, the First Aid Responder possesses defined skills in the further management of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the pre-hospital environment until the arrival of emergency medical services. The First Aid Responder is able to assess and manage these patients in accordance with clinical practice guidelines (CPGs).
The First Aid Response standard adopts a uniform approach to interacting with patients and other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the pre-hospital setting. Finally, First Aid Responders must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the process of continuous responder competence and will be required to maintain their skill levels in First Aid Response including CFR at defined intervals. The Education and training standards for the First Aid Response course can be found here.
Anyone who wants to be trained and certified as a First Aid Responder and deliver first aid care. This course replaces the Occupational First Aid Course and is the recommended standard for workplaces.
On completion of this programme, participants will be able to:
The course is highly interactive with each theory session being followed by demonstration, practical tasks and assessment of individual skills.
Continuous assessment throughout the course. At the end of day 3, a multiple-choice exam will take place. Students receive a Certificate in First Aid Response on completion. The certificate is valid for 2 years.
Please note that First Aid Responders have to attend a 2-day refresher course every 2 years. This refresher course can be accessed here