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PHECC First Aid Responder Training
The PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) Course is a comprehensive and internationally recognised program designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills they need to provide first aid in emergency situations. This course is developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and is designed to empower individuals with the confidence to respond quickly to medical emergencies, injuries, and accidents.
Why This Course is Important
In emergencies, the timely intervention of a trained first aid responder can significantly impact the outcome and improve the chances of recovery. The PHECC FAR course gives participants vital skills that can make a critical difference while awaiting professional medical assistance. From workplaces to public spaces, having trained first aid responders can mean the difference between life and death, ensuring that immediate care is provided when it is needed the most.
Who Should Attend This Course
The PHECC First Aid Responder Course is suitable for a wide range of people including workplace first aid teams, teachers and school staff, sports coaches and trainers, outdoor enthusiasts, community group members, and healthcare professionals (as a refresher course).
The PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) course covers practical skills and theoretical knowledge including:
- Patient assessment and incident procedures.
- Management of common medical emergencies.
- Proper handling of injuries and care for unconscious patients.
- Cardiac First Responder (CFR) techniques.
- Treatment of burns and electrical injuries.
- Addressing hypothermia and hyperthermia.
- Hands-on skills practice and assessment.
- Information management, effective communications, and maintaining the well-being of the First Aid Responder.