Cardiac First Response Advanced

A cardiac first response advanced level is a person trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) who can respond to someone who has suddenly collapsed.

Entry to the Cardiac First Response Advanced level is aimed at persons who may be working in the emergency medical services, fire and rescue services or a healthcare professional working in healthcare facilities or in the community.

Cardiac First Response Advanced level is the pre or co-requisite for entry to PHECC’s Fire First Response, Emergency First Response, EMT and paramedic courses. In addition to responding to patients in the course of their duties responders can provide lifesaving skills in their homes and communities

PHECC recommend if there is any doubt about using your advanced skills, then CFR community is more applicable

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to be trained in CPR & Defibrillator Skills, especially those working in the Healthcare Sector such as nurses and those in social or residential Care.

Course Objectives

Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of CPR & Defibrillator use.
  • Be able to provide treatment for preserving life or minimising the consequences of injury until the arrival of medical aid

The training is delivered in English; participants must have a good understanding of the English language. It is possible for participants to bring an interpreter after prior notice is given to Philip & Son Training Consultants.

Course Programme

Module 1: Basic Emergency Care  – On completion of Module 1, the student will be able to recognise the signs of a life-threatening emergency and can initiate basic life support to the person who suddenly collapses or is choking. The student will also learn the indications and administration of Aspirin.

Module 2: Airway and Ventilation –  On completion of Module 2 the student will be able to describe and demonstrate the use of an oropharyngeal airway (OPA), non-inflatable supraglottic airway (SGA), a bag valve mask (BVM) and oral suctioning to ensure a patent airway and effective ventilations are maintained. A person will also be able to describe the correct and appropriate application of O2 using a range of devices. The indication for SGA use is limited to adults in cardiac arrest only.

Module 3: Accessing and Use of an Automated External Defibrillator –  On completion of Module 3, the student will be able to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) without delay in accordance with the appropriate PHECC CPGs.

Module 4: Safety and Communication –  On completion of Module 4 the student will be able to activate the Emergency Medical Services and communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals in the continuum of care for the patient.

PHECC CFRA Education & training Standard

Methods of Training

This course is given by use of practical lead DVD based programme.


Continuous assessment throughout course & a 25 question MCQ exam. After completion, students receive a PSTC Certificate and PHECC CFR Card


All our Tutors are fully Certified PHECC Cardiac First Response Advanced Instructor

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