Over 10,000 people die each year from cardiovascular disease in Ireland with approximately half of those deaths estimated to be caused by sudden cardiac arrest.
The vast majority of cardiac arrests happen out of hospital and usually in close proximity to a friend or a family member.
If you learn how to perform CPR, you may be able to save a life.
Advantages of learning CPR with St John Ambulance Ireland
- Trained and highly experienced instructors
- Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) approved and certified course
- Small classes focused primarily on practical skills to maximise learning experience
What you will learn on our course
Undertaking a Cardiac First Response – Community course with St John Ambulance Ireland allows you to learn how to help save a life through the following
- How to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation**
- The safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- How to recognise and treat Choking
- How to recognise and treat heart attack (includes administration of aspirin
- Recogntion and treatment of stroke
- How to place a person in the recovery position
**Please note, as per the new guidelines issued by PHECC (the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council), learners will be assessed on compression only CPR. This means learners will not blow in to the manikin (i.e. no mouth to mouth).
What precautions are in place in light of Covid-19?
Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, St John Ambulance Ireland has put strong measures in place to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect the health of our members and members of the public while carrying out our training courses. These measures include:
Prior to attending one of our training courses, learners will need to complete a visitor declaration form. On review of this form, St John Ambulance confirm your attendance. On the day of the course, learners will need to confirm there have been no changes to their visitor declaration form and they are symptom free before being allowed to enter the hall.
Markers outside of the training hall indicate 2-meters social distancing. Learners will enter the porch and sanitise their hands using an elbow operated dispenser before entering the hall. Inside the hall there are markings on the floor outlining the walk routes to ensure social distancing is maintained. Learners will be asked to remain in these walk ways.
Learners will complete the practical in their own ‘pod’ which is separated either side by clear-perspex.
The pods, desks, chairs, tailor manikins, CPR manikins and AED’s (defibrillators) will be sanitised prior to the course by persons wearing appropriate PPE.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available at 2 stands within the hall. Only 1 person may attend the stand at a time. Learners will be asked to sanitise their hands before getting their tea/coffee. We encourage people to use a napkin when using the burco. All cups and spoons will be single use and either recyclable or biodegradable. Biscuits will be individually wrapped.
Only 1 male and 1 female can use the toilet at a time. There are elbow operated sanitisers en route from the training hall to the toilet.
On leaving the building learners will again need to sanitise their hands.
Max Number of Learners
The max number of instructor to learners is 1:6
The course is tested by continuous observation by the trainer and a multiple choice question paper.
A PHECC CFR-C certificate is issued to all successful participants (which is valid for 2 years).
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The cost of the course is € 70 per person. Discounts are available is 3 or more people book the course. For further information on group discounts please email email@example.com or ring 01 668 8077
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