PHECC Cardiac First Response

Course Aim:

This 4-hour Cardiac First Response (CFR) course trains learners in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to respond to someone wo has suddenly collapsed. A cardiac first responder plays a critical role in keeping a person alive until the commencement of expert medical care.


Course Objectives:

On completion of this course, learners will be able to;

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


Course Programme:

  • Basic Emergency Care
  • Accessing and use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Safety and Communication


Training Methods:

This course is classroom based, delivered by a combination of theory lessons, practical skills and practice sessions, with the use of video throughout. The assessment will be skills based using PHECC’s CFR Community assessment sheet.


Who Should Attend?

This course is specifically designed for those who wish to become a Cardiac First Responder at community level or those wishing to refresh their CFR skills. Cardiac First Responders play a critical role in keeping a person alive until the commencement of expert medical care.


Additional Information:

  • Maximum of 8 learners
  • Course duration: 4 Hours
  • Successful course participants will receive a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)/recognised institution CFR Community certificate. The certificate will expire after 2 years. 
  • Group discounts available