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Cardiac First Response Advanced Level Taining
Dual Certification by IHF (Irish Heart Foundation) &
PHECC (Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council)

Cardiac First Responder TrainingA Cardiac First Responder at 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 CFR 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.

A person, at the end of a recognised CFR Advanced course, will be able to:

  1. Recognise the signs of a life threatening emergency.
  2. Respond in an effective, safe and appropriate manner, to a life threatening emergency, utilising basic life support skills including airway and ventilation management. 
  3. Retrieve and appropriately use, if required, an automated external defibrillator during a cardiac arrest. 
  4. Report and Record their actions and interventions appropriately and handover to emergency medical services.

In addition to the competencies taught at CFR Community level, the Advanced level course teaches the use of an oropharyngeal airway (OPA), supraglottic airway (SGA) uncuffed devices, bag valve mask (BVM), pulse checks, 2 person CPR, oxygen administration and post resuscitation care.


PHECC / IHF Cardiac First Responders Advanced level certification is valid for 2 years.  A 1-day refresher course should then be undertaken to renew certification  


As per PHECC / IHF requirements there will be practical skills assessment on completion.  

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PHECC / IHF Instructors
Min. Entry Requirement:
The minimum age set currently, institutions recognised by PHECC use 16 years old as a benchmark. however an individual should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation.
Min. Number to an Instructor:
6 : 1
Max. Number to an Instructor:
To ensure learners have sufficient time to develop these Emergency Response skills the ratio of delegates to instructors is 6 to 1
Course Times:
09:00 - 16:30 daily
Course Duration:
PHECC / IHF Advanced Level CFR Certification
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Certification For:
2 Years