Cardiac First Response

PHECC Accredited
Cardiac First Response (CFR)

60 Euro per person
240 Euro for group of 6

The Cardiac First Response - Community Level Providers 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.

A Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Cardiac First Responder plays a vital role in keeping a person alive until they can receive expert clinical care. The course takes approximately 3½ hours to complete.

A Cardiac First Responder may be part of the Emergency Medical Services, a Healthcare Practitioner or a member of the public who has completed the PHECC recognised course.

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Course Content:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • Use of Face Mask Barrier Devices
  • Automated External Defibrillator - AED
  • Recovery (safe airway) Position
  • Adult Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Child Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Infant Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Airway Obstruction Adult, Child and Infant
  • Aspirin Administration for Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Skills Group Practice


  • The video-based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

In the classroom, students participate in simulated scenarios. Students work with a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Instructor to complete skills practice.

Course Format:

The course requires approximately 3½ hours to complete, including skills practice. While the main content of the course is general, each course is different in terms of learners, circumstance, and requirements. There is no exam or assessment with this course but full participation is required to receive certification.


Cardiac First Response Community Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Course Completion Certificate is valid for two years.