First Aid Course:
PLEASE ENTER THESE DATES INTO YOUR PERSONAL CALENDAR, PHONE, etc
3 Days which will be completed as follows.
- Day 1 - In person, in Room 27. 2nd Oct, 09.00 - 16.00.
- Day 2 - In a virtual classroom, via Zoom. 9th Oct, 09.00 - 16.00. Virtual classroom via Zoom call.
- Zoom link is here --> https://tinyurl.com/FirstAidZoom
- Day 3 - Examination day, in person, in Room 27. 6th Nov, 09.00 - 16.00,
First Aid Responder
- Students, Please note.
- Transfers between first aid courses cannot be made at short notice as participants are registered with PHECC in advance of the course starting.
- Anyone who cannot attend the course they have booked will be given a refund provided 72 hours' notice is given in advance of the course starting.
- Students who cancel out of GTI courses must re book using a private provider in order to obtain the necessary accreditation.
- No refunds will be given for partially completed courses.
- We will not reschedule students from partially completed courses.
- Please review your personal diaries prior to booking a first aid course.
The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) has designed the First Aid Response (FAR) Standard to offer appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including Cardiac First Response. This standard is designed to meet First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) requirements that a person known as a “First Aid Responder” may encounter.
The First Aid Responder will possess the following general skills:
- Deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until the arrival of emergency medical services.
- Provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but which 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 work, home and recreational settings.
- Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self confidence while understanding their limitations.
- Patient Assessment
- Incident procedures
- Cardiac First Response (CFR Community) including defibrillation, choking and stroke
- Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning and Fainting)
- Injury Management and Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)
- Burns and scalds, electric injury care
- Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
- Information Management
- The well-being of the First Aid Responder.
There is a practical and theory assessment which takes place at the end of Day 3.
Course participants must complete a multiple choice examination paper and a mark of 80% or greater must be achieved to successfully complete the course. There will also be a FAR skills test and a CFR skills test.
Certification:Certification is under the auspices of PHECC. Successful candidates must re-certify every 2 years.