Cardiac First Response Instructor

Cardiac First Responder Instructor

Become a PHECC Cardiac First Responder Instructor

Our Cardiac First Responder Instructor training course is designed to follow the national standards for CFR Instructors Laid down by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). All of our tutors for this course are recognized to teach and carry out examinations to set standards.

It will ensure demonstrable competency in the practical conduct of CFR Courses. The ‘training for trainers’ section of this course will enable delegates to deliver training which is specifically tailored to the standards laid down by PHECC.

How do I become a CFR Instructor?

A pre-requisite for entry onto a CFR-Instructor course is that an individual has certified at provider level within the last 12 months. The level of provider certification (Community or Advanced) will dictate the level at which they may apply for instructor training. You must next successfully complete a CFR instructor course at a PHECC recognised institution. The minimum age to become a CFR Instructor is 18.

Course Aims

This 2-day course aims to bring students up to CFR Instructor Standard which will enable them to provide CFR training courses.

PHECC CFR Assessment

To complete the PHECC CFR Instructor Assessment, students will be required to assist on one CFR course, be supervised on the 2nd CFR course and be assessed by or on behalf of PHECC on the 3rd course.

Course Contents Train the Trainer

  • Training delivery
  • Defining aims and objectives
  • Effective training programs
  • Tools and Resources
  • Presentation skills
  • Setting up practical sessions

Course Contents CFR

 Session One

  • Chair of Medical Advisory Group Introduction
  • Survivor’s & Success Story
  • Chain of Survival
  • Cricoid Pressure
  • Adult CPR Practice
  • Adult Two Person 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
  • Child AED Practice
  • Infant CPR Practice
  • Infant Foreign Body Airway Obstruction Practice

Session Three

  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Administration of Oxygen using a BVM
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Recovery Position

Session Four

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


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

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