Cardiac First Response Advanced Instructor – CFR Advanced Instructor
Our PHECC Cardiac First Response Advanced Instructor course aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and attitude to instruct using theory and practical teaching methods necessary for CFR Advanced and to ensure their learners meet the necessary learning outcomes.
Who should attend?
The recommended minimum age for entry is eighteen and participants must have completed CFR Advanced Level within the past 12 months to qualify for CFR Advanced Instructor.
The CFR Advanced standard is designed for persons working or volunteering in the emergency medical services, fire and rescue services and for healthcare professionals. If there is a concern about maintaining competency in all the required CFR advanced levels skills (airway management and bag-valve-mask) PHECC recommends that such individuals certify in CFR Community Instructor. CFR Advanced is not designed for teaching basic life support to citizens.
Modules covered on the course:
- 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 ventilations 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.
Successful completion of the CFR Advanced Instructor standard leads to a PHECC award from The Cpl Institute, a PHECC Approved Training Institution (ATI). This award ensures that the responder has fulfilled the educational and training requirements as prescribed by PHECC, thereby possessing the knowledge, skills and professionalism in line with the expectations of the public and the profession. It is recommended that the cardiac first responder advanced instructor ensures their ongoing competency by participation in annual refresher training and certification every two years.