PHECC First Aid Response Course (FAR)

Replacing: Occupational First Aid – QQI (FETAC) Level 5
From the 1st of September 2017 the HSA will only recognise PHECC FAR as meeting the needs of OFA in workplaces.

 

 

Date :

 

 

 

Tues 05th, 19th & 26th Sept 2017 (Course also being run in Oct&Dec)

 

 

Duration :

 

Three days

 

Start & Finish Time :

 

9.30 am – 5 pm

 

Trainer :

 

Shane Dunphy – AMPM Training

 

Places  :

 

06 Places are available

 

Location :

 

Wexford Chamber Boardroom, Hill Street, Wexford  

 

Price :

 

€225 per person if you are a member of Wexford, Enniscorthy, New Ross or Gorey Chamber a 10% discount applies.

To book this course please contact Emma Larkin at admin@wexfordchamber.ie   or by phone on 053 91 22226

 

The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) now recognises the PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) training course as meeting the needs of occupational first aid. The FAR Standard was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland.

 

On completion of this 3-day course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services. Also included is training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack.

 

The First Aid Response course covers all of the occupational first-aid requirements for places of work as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, there is a requirement on employers, based on a risk assessment, to have a sufficient number of adequately trained first-aiders in the workplace. The specific requirements for first aid provision at work depends on several factors including the size of the workplace, the numbers employed, the hazards arising, dispersal of employees and access to medical services.

 

 

 

 

Course Content/Topics Covered

  • 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

 

 

Module objectives:  At the completion of this module learners will be able to:

  • deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions until arrival of emergency medical services.
  • provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
  • provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including home and recreational settings.
  • display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations.
  • deal with life threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services.
  • provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
  • provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including home and recreational settings.
  • display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations.

 

Course Format:

The course requires 3 days to complete, including skills practice and assessment. While the main content of the course is general, each course is different in terms of learners, circumstance and requirements. There is an assessment with this course for certification.

 

 

Who Should Attend:          

Anyone who wishes to become qualified in Occupational First Aid

 

Prerequisites:       None

Manual:                 Occupational First Aid Manual

Duration:               3 days

Certificate:            Certificate issued to each participant

For further details and booking contact: Wexford Chamber Skillnet

Telephone: (053) 912 2226 Email: admin@wexfordchamber.ie

 

 

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