Our 1-day CFR advanced course is an advanced course for the Cardiac First Responder. A cardiac first responder Advanced 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. Entry to the CFR Advanced level is aimed at persons who may be working in the emergency medical services, fire and rescue services or a healthcare professional working in healthcare facilities or in the community. In addition to responding to patients in the course of their duties responders can provide lifesaving skills in their homes and communities. PHECC recommend that if there is any doubt about the necessity of using your advanced skills, then CFR community is more applicable.
Who Should Attend this course
This training is aimed at EFR’s, EMT’s and other practitioners who would need advanced airway training
The CFR Advanced standard is the expected competency of the student upon completion of a recognised course. A person, at the end of a recognised CFR Advanced course, will be able to:
- Recognise the signs of a life-threatening emergency.
- Respond in an effective, safe and appropriate manner, to a life-threatening emergency, utilising basic life support skills including airway and ventilation management.
- Retrieve and appropriately use, if required, an automated external defibrillator during a cardiac arrest.
- Report and Record their actions and interventions appropriately and handover to emergency medical services.
Module 1: Basic Emergency Care – On completion of Module 1, the student will be able to recognise the signs of a life-threatening emergency and can initiate basic life support to the person who suddenly collapses or is choking. The student will also learn the indications and administration of Aspirin. Module 2: Airway and Ventilation – On completion of Module 2, the student will be able to describe and demonstrate the use of an oropharyngeal airway (OPA), non-inflatable supraglottic airway (SGA), a bag valve mask (BVM) and oral suctioning to ensure a patent airway and effective ventilation are maintained. A person will also be able to describe the correct and appropriate application of O2 using a range of devices. The indication for SGA use is limited to adults in cardiac arrest only. Module 3: Accessing and Use of an Automated External Defibrillator – On completion of Module 3 the student will be able to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) without delay in accordance with the appropriate PHECC CPGs. Module 4: Safety and Communication – On completion of Module 4 the student will be able to activate the Emergency Medical Services and communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals in the continuum of care for the patient.
Methods of training
The course is highly interactive with each theory session being followed by a demonstration, practical tasks and assessment of individual skills.
Assessment & Certification
Continuous assessment throughout the course. Students receive a PSTC Certificate on completion. The certificate is valid for 2 years.
Duration & Cost
1-day course & cost is €70 per person