PHECC First Aid Responder (F.A.R) Refresher Course  

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, at their meeting on January 21 2021, further advise that if a Responders certification has expired between March 2020 and July 31st 2021, a Responder may complete the refresher course to maintain certification
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The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (P.H.E.C.C) of Ireland has designed the First Aid Response (FAR) Standard to offer appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including cardiac first response. This standard is designed to meet first aid and basic life support (BLS) requirements that a person known as “First Aid Responder” may encounter. The FAR Standard meets the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) requirement for occupational first aid training for the workplace. The Child and Family Agency (TUSLA) guidance also recognises FAR as the standard for child care.

The First Aid Responder (FAR) Refresher Course can be delivered onsite or offsite as required in Cork and Nationwide. The First Aid Responder Refresher Course is delivered by registered Prehospital Emergency Care Council practitioners with frontline ambulance experience. 

FAR Refresher Course: 2 Day PHECC First Aid Responder Course | FAR Course

Entry Criteria: There is no specific entry criterion including a minimum age for undertaking the course. 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.

  • Patient Assessment

  • Incident Procedures

  • Cardiac First Response (CPR & AED, Choking & Stroke)

  • Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning & Fainting)

  • Injury Management & Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)

  • Care of the Unconscious Patient

  • Burns & Electrical Injury Care

  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia

  • Information Management & Communications

  • The Well-Being of the First-Aid Responder

Certification: PHECC First Aid Responder Course / FAR Course valid for 2 years

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