CFR Community – PHECC Certified - Course Details

Course intro:

The Cardiac First Response (CFR) Community course is designed to provide the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.


Course content

  • Introduction & Course Objectives
  • PHECC Video launch.
  • Adult and Paediatric CPR
  • Use of an AED
  • Relief of choking in an Adult, Child and Infant
  • Recovery position
  • Stroke assessment (FAST Assessment)
  • Heart attack and the administration of aspirin
  • Patient Handover & CFR report
  • Infection Control
  • Post event issues (critical incident stress awareness and debrief)
  • Team resuscitation
  • Questions and Evaluations


Learners must successfully complete a skills assessment


Course learning outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • 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 to emergency medical services.

Who is the course intended for:

The CFR course covers all of the occupational first-aid requirements for places of work as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority.


Entry requirements

There is no prerequisite course required to be completed prior to entry the CFR course. However, a learner should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive certification.




Refresher entry requirements

Learners wishing to recertify in CFR, are required to submit a valid CFR certificate. CFR certificates are valid for two years.