WHO ARE PHECC AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
PHECC are the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.
Pre-hospital emergency care is any clinical care or intervention that an acutely ill or injured person receives from trained personnel in the Pre-Hospital environment. This immediate care can make a huge difference to someone’s mortality or morbidity.
Emergency care can be given by someone within the community such as a GP, someone who has trained as a responder, or by registered practitioners.
The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland. The Council publish clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and recognise institutions to provide pre-hospital emergency care training and education.
In addition to maintaining a statutory register of practitioners Council approve Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Service Providers to implement CPGs.
For further information on PHECC please visit the PHECC website.
The 2007 (General Application) Regulations specify that companies, based on risk assessment, need to have an adequate number of trained First Aid personnel available to deal with medical emergencies and injuries that may occur in the workplace.
The First Aid Response course is the only First Aid course recognized by the Health & Safety Authority in Ireland.
This course trains students to provide effective life support intervention, diagnose and treat illness and injury and maintain maximum care of a casualty until the arrival of the emergency medical services.
This course will also include training on the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of Aspirin in the case of suspected heart attack.
Course Content will include:
Cardiac First Response – CPR, AED, Choking, Stroke
Medical Emergencies – Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning, Fainting
Injury Management & Shock – Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains/Dislocations, Shock.
Dealing with Unconsciousness Casualty
Burns -Electrical Injury Care
Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
Well-Being of the First- Aid Responder
Who should attend?
Anderlift Safety Services Ltd. have an open policy for any person over the age of 18 to attend our
This course is open to company personnel and to members of the public.
A good understanding of English (both verbal and written) is necessary in order to successfully participate on
the programme and complete all necessary assessments.
Reasonable accommodation will be made to facilitate persons with physical or learning difficulties.
We will engage with Learners on an individual basis in advance of training / assessments to reach
agreement on accommodation required and options available for same.
Number of Participants:
Instructor student ratio is 1:8 for practical skills element of the course.