Who should attend a First Aid Recertification course?
Any qualified PHECC First Aider that needs to be re-certified within the 2 year period as per PHECC guidelines.
First Aid Refresher training courses are essential every two years for certified First Aiders to keep up with developments in First Aid practice, and to refresh skills that may be only intermittently used.
There are competencies that students who achieve the First Aid Response Standard are required to demonstrate. Upon completion of a recognised First Aid Response Recertification course the student will be able to:
- Recognise and Assess the causes and effects of sudden illness and/or injury in a pre-hospital environment and call for emergency medical services.
- React to such pre-hospital emergencies utilising PHECC CPGs.
- Respond in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner to such emergencies utilising the First Aid Response skill set and in accordance with PHECC CPGs as part of the pre-hospital continuum of care.
- Record and Report actions and interventions taken while responding to and managing such incidents and during handover to emergency medical services.
- Retain a caring attitude in their role as First Aid Responders.
The learning objectives in the Standard refer to the management of adults and children unless stated otherwise.
A valid in-date PHECC FAR Certificate. Course participants should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive recertification.
The Cpl Institute currently only provide PHECC FAR Recertification training to persons over the age of 18.
The Cpl Institute allow a short grace period if the person’s FAR certificate has lapsed and they are seeking recertification. However, this grace period is restricted to extenuating circumstances and is considered on a case by case basis. PHECC considers a maximum of 30 days to be an appropriate grace period and as a result The Cpl Institute have adopted PHECC’s guidelines.
The duration of the First Aid Response recertification course incorporating the CFR Community standard is no less than 12 contact hours including assessment (excluding breaks; averaging 6 hours instruction per day).
The instructor student ratio shall not exceed 1:8 for practical skills sessions.
Course participants will have their skills formally assessed throughout and at the end of the course. Skill assessment sheets are completed for each learner. The mandatory components are:
- Verification of valid FAR certification
- CFR skills practice and skills assessment
- FAR skills practice and skills assessment
- Provision of clinical updates as necessary i.e. PHECC CPGs at CFR Community and FAR level (this includes consideration of medication updates and equipment)
- Documentation/record management updates
- An MCQ exam.
Should learners have difficulty reaching the PHECC FAR standard they will be supported with remediation efforts.
First Aid Response Certificate – PHECC Accredited