Croílíne Chois Fharraige will be running a Cardiac First Responders courses on Saturday January 27th 2018

Course fee:€10 for those renewing their cert. €25 for those doing the course for the first time.

Venue: Bogha Ceatha, An Spídeal

Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm

This course teaches you the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants.

An AED is a computerised defibrillator which analyses the heart rhythm of a person in cardiac arrest and uses voice prompts to advise you if a shock is required. The AED is an important link in the chain of survival and this course teaches how to use them effectively. The course will provide you with ample opportunity to practice these skills.

In addition to this, the cardiac first responders course includes a module on the administration of aspirin, recognition of stroke and heart attack, critical incident stress awareness and debrief, cardiac first responder report and legal indemnity issues.

Following successful completion of the course, a Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)) Cardiac First Responders community course completion card will be provided.

Details of how the Cardiac First Responders scheme works will also be explained.

If you are interested in doing the course please email Toni Uí Chiardha - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - as soon as possible to book your place.