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Emergency First Aid and AED Defibrillation Training Course Programme

Emergency First Aid and AED Defibrillation Training Course Programme

This course aims to train participants how to provide Immediate Care for some  common First Aid Emergencies  and Injuries that may occur within a familiar  environment. It is tailored to meet the needs of some Common Life Threatening Emergencies and First Aid Injuries that can occur. Included in the course programme is training in CPR - Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and AED Defibrillation for the Adult/Child. Integrated also into this course is a Numeracy and Literacy Module.

By participating and engaging in this course, participants will acquire some Life Saving Skills that aim to give them the competence and ability to manage immediate care situations where First Aid may be required so that they may provide Immediate Care to a Sick or Injured Person while awaiting the arrival of more qualified aid.

The course involves a mix of both theory and practical skills, and incorporates both the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) guidelines for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and the Irish Heart Foundation CPR/AED 2015 guidelines, while also covering immediate essential skills of a First Aider.

This course will also explore;

  • Introduction to, and about, First Aid and recognising an emergency and the actions to take at an emergency scene,
  • Assessing a scene for safety knowing who and when to call for help,
  • Procedures for contacting the Emergency Services,
  • Recommended Content of First Aid Kit,
  • Patient Assessment for the medical/injured patient,
  • Assessing the consciousness and unconscious patients, and
  • Recognition and Management of Cardiovascular Emergencies; Heart Attack, Stroke, Cardiac Arrest, Introduction to CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR /AED Module which involves practical training in CPR and AED Defibrillation for both the Adult/Child patient.

Other topics covered incude;

  • Respiratory Emergencies, including Asthma, and best practice guidelines, recognition and management of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (Chocking) in the Adult/Child Patient,
  • Dealing with unconsciousness and assessment and management of the unconsciousness patient,
  • Medical Emergencies such as seizures, Diabetes and Asthma,
  • Burns and scalds,
  • Wounds and bleeding, and
  • Fractures, best practice management.              

Course Accreditation

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance at Basic First Aid Level from the Registered Provider and Accredited First Aid Instructor, and which is valid for two years.             

The Instructor is a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Registered First Aid Response (FAR) Instructor, a CPR/AED Instructor with over Twenty Years’ experience, and a Retired Firefighter/EMT.

Course Properties

Course date 17-08-2020 9:30 am
Course End Date 21-08-2020 2:00 pm
Capacity 12
Cut off date 17-08-2020 9:30 am
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Michael Kinsella and Margaret Brennan
Number Hours 20
Location Kilkenny Education Centre
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