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What is a Cardiac First Responder- Advanced Level?

A cardiac first responder Advanced 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.

Entry to the CFR Advanced level is aimed at persons who may be working in the emergency medical
services, fire and rescue services or a healthcare professional working in healthcare facilities or in the community. In addition to responding to patients in the course of their duties responders can provide lifesaving skills in their homes and communities.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the signs of a life-threatening emergency.
  • Respond in an effective, safe and appropriate manner, to a life-threatening emergency, utilising basic life support skills.
  • Retrieve and appropriately use, if required, an automated external defibrillator during a cardiac arrest
  • Report and Record their actions and interventions appropriately and handover emergency medical services


Course content

Module One: Basic Emergency Care

On completion of Module 1, the student will be able to recognise the signs of a life-threatening emergency and can initiate basic life support to the person who suddenly collapses or is choking. The student will also learn the indications and administration of Aspirin.


Module Two: Airway and Ventilation

On completion of Module 2, the student will be able to describe and demonstrate the use of an oropharyngeal airway (OPA), non-inflatable supraglottic airway (SGA), a bag valve mask (BVM) and oral suctioning to ensure a patent airway and effective ventilation are maintained. A person will also be able to describe the correct and appropriate application of O2 using a range of devices. The indication for SGA use is limited to adults in cardiac arrest only.


Module Three: Accessing and Use of an Automated External Defibrillator 

On completion of Module 3, the student will be able to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) without delay in accordance with the appropriate PHECC CPGs.


Module Four: Safety and Communication 

On completion of Module 4, the student will be able to activate the Emergency Medical Services and communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals in the continuum of care for the patient.


Award of joint PHECC/Emergency Training and Education Ltd CFR cards/certificates to successful course participants by the recognised institution is mandatory. Certification lapses after two years.

Cost €90 per person

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