PHECC CFR – Community Level

CFR Community

Learn the skills and competence to respond and help someone who has suddenly collapsed with a CFR Community Level course.

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Dublin: Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport
Cork: Rochestown Park Hotel

What is a Cardiac First Responder?

A cardiac first responder Community 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. This 4-hour CFR Community course can play a critical role in keeping a person alive until the commencement of expert medical care.

Learning Outcomes:

  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

Entry criteria:

There is no specific entry criterion including a minimum age. However, a course participant should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive certification.

The Cpl Institute currently only provide PHECC FAR training to persons over the age of 18. 

Duration:

PHECC’s CFR video is used to deliver the CFR Community course. Use of the video allows an instructor to deliver a course in 4 hours to 6 students. 

Ratio:

The CFR instructor student ratio is 1:6/8; 1:8 should be the maximum allowed in exceptional circumstances only and is not the norm. The ratio of student to equipment (AED & manikin) ratio is 3:1.

Assessment:

Course participants may have their skills assessed throughout or at the end of the course. An assessment sheet has been developed by PHECC. The mandatory component is:

  • Skills assessment using PHECC’s CFR Community assessment sheet.

Remediation:

Should learners have difficulty reaching the PHECC CFR Community standard they will be supported with remediation efforts.

Certification:

Cardiac First Response (CFR) Community Certificate – PHECC Accredited

Recertification:

Generally the full CFR course is recommended in order to recertify in CFR. A PHECC CFR Community certificate remains valid for 2 years even if a person has not undertaken refresher training.