PHECC CFR – Community Level

Cardiac First Responder

Learn the skills and competence to respond and help someone who has suddenly collapsed.

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 suddenly collapsed.

This 4-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. CFR Community level is the pre or co‐requisite for entry to PHECC’s Emergency Care (Special Circumstances) courses.

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

Session Plan

Session One

  • Chain of Survival
  • Being a Responder
  • Adult CPR Practice
  • Adult Foreign Body Airway Obstruction Practice
  • Adult AED Practice

Session Two

  • Cardiac Arrest Scenario
  • Child CPR Practice
  • Child Foreign Body Airway Obstruction Practice
  • Infant CPR Practice
  • Infant Foreign Body Airway Obstruction Practice

 Session Three

  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Recovery Position

 Session Four

  • Clinical Indemnity
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Team Concept
  • Handover & Documentation

Certification:

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

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