Cardiac First Responder

Pulse 8′s four hour Cardiac First Responder course is designed to follow the national standards laid down by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.

Our fully qualified instructors will ensure each student has the competency and confidence to deal with a range of life threatening emergencies for Adults, Children and Infants in addition to being able to effectively give CPR & use a defibrillator.

What is Cardiac First Response?

  • Introduction
  • Survivor’s & Success Story
  • Chain of Survival
  • Being a Responder

Approaching an Accident

  • Assessing the Area
  • Making the Area Safe
  • Giving Emergency Aid
  • Getting Help
  • Calling an Ambulance
  • Assessing the Casualty

Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest  & CPR

  • Heart Attack
  • Aspirin Administration
  • Dealing with Cardiac Arrest!
  • Adult, Child & Infant CPR

Automated External Defibrillation

  • What is Defibrillation?
  • AED use inc. Special Precautions
  • Adult AED/CPR

FBAO – Foreign Body Airway Obstruction

  • Choking in Adults/Children/Infants
  • Choking & Unconsciousness

Medical Emergencies 

  • Stroke
  • Shock
  • Recovery Positions

Legalities in First Aid Provision

  • Clinical Indemnity
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Team Concept
  • Handover & Documentation

Successful students will receive a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)
Cardiac First Response certificate valid for 2 years.
Students will also receive a PULSE 8 certificate for 2 years.

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