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• April 22nd

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1/2 Day

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Our Premises or yours

This comprehensive, practically-based half-day course was developed by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) as a national standard to ensure that those who suffer cardiac arrest in the community are given the best possible chance of survival. The course is suited to those who may be required to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, choking, stroke or unconsciousness in the workplace, at a sports facility, in the home or in their community. Also, ideal training for personnel in a premises or public building where an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been installed.

Participants will learn the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an AED and the action to take in the event of choking for adults and children. The programme ensures that the all-important chain of survival is intact and that patients receive basic life support before the arrival of the emergency services, without which advanced life support will not succeed.

PHECC Cardiac First Response Courses – Community and Advanced are recognised by the Irish College of General Practitioner (ICGP) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) for continuing professional development and continuing education units for the respective professions of general medical practitioners, registered nurses and registered midwives.

Course Content/Topics Covered

  • CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Safe operation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Choking in adults, children and infants
  • Administration of Aspirin
  • Assessment for Stroke (FAST Assessment)
  • Recovery position
  • Heart Attacks and Cardiac arrest

Course Duration

Half Day

Training Methodology

Each of our Cardiac First Responder courses is delivered by an Order of Malta Training Services instructor registered with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). Our instructors have years of practical experience in front line emergency care and tutoring all levels of learners.

Our approach to training incorporates both practical and interactive learning, giving the participants the confidence and ability to put theory into practice and to cope with real-life situations that may arise in the workplace, home or community. The Cardiac First Responder Course is classroom based with a strong emphasis on practical learning through skills demonstration and scenario-based training. As a recognised institution, we comply with the training standards of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) in the delivery of our courses.


Skills are assessed on a continuous basis throughout the course.


Successful completion of a course leads to joint certification by both PHECC and Order of Malta Ireland as a recognised institution. All participants receive a certificate and wallet-sized certification card which is valid for two years.

Course Ideal for

  • Community Responder Groups
  • Workplaces
  • Sports Clubs
  • Employees of public buildings
  • Parents, teachers and child minders
  • General public
  • Hospitality & tourism sectors

No. of Participants

Maximum of 6 learners per class.


This course can be provided at your company premises or at our Training Centre.