Emergency First Aid

This course will provide you with the practical and possible life-saving skills to deal with an emergency situation. Focus is on the essential elements of first aid and life-saving skills. 

Course Content

  • Scene and patient assessment
  • First Aid and Covid-19 in the workplace
  • Recognising and treat choking
  • How to perform CPR and how to use an AED (defibrillator)
  • Recognising and treating stroke and  heart attack
  • Treatment of fractures, spinal injuries, sprains and strains
  • Treatment for shock and poisoning
  • How to treat and bandage wounds and other injuries
  • Recognising and treating concussion and compression

Please note, as per the new guidelines issued by PHECC (the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council), learners will learn compression only CPR. This means learners will not blow in to the manikin (i.e. no mouth to mouth).

How will I learn?

All our instructors have several years of practical experience in the field and in teaching. We teach theory sessions followed by practical sessions where the participants get the chance to test their new skills.

What will I receive on the course?

Each participant will receive the following items:

  • Emergency First aid booklet
  • Pocket Face Mask
  • Key-ring Face Shield
  • Request Emergency Dispatch (RED) Card
  • Student pack (this includes triangular bandage, roller bandage, wound dressing, sterile dressing, bottle of hand sanitiser, surgical face mask, gloves)
  • Covid-19 information pack (this includes a 14-page ‘First Aid & Covid-19 in the workplace’ e-booklet, links to videos demonstrating correct hand hygiene and donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) and 2 printable A4 posters

In the interest of safety, the above items will be packaged by persons wearing appropriate personal protection equipment. 

Assessment

The course is tested by continuous observation by the trainer and a multiple choice question paper. 

Max Number of Learners

The ratio of instructor to learners is 1:10

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.

Each pod will contain a face mask, desk, chair, an adult tailor manikin (with fully movable arms, wrists, hands and fingers), a trainer AED (defibrillator), an adult CPR manikin and infant CPR manikin and various bandages and wound dressings. All bandages / dressings and slings will be new and unopened. Learners may take these items home with them or dispose of them in the designated bin if they do not wish to keep them.

The pods, desks, chairs, tailor manikins, CPR manikins and AED’s (defibrillators) will be sanitised prior to the course by persons wearing appropriate PPE.

Mankins and trainer AED (defibrillator) are numbered and recorded allowing to track and trace if required

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.

Certification

Successful learners are issued with a St John Ambulance Certificate in Emergency First Aid  which is valid for 2 years. 

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Here’s some testimonials from people who have completed our courses


I would strongly recommend this class to anyone

David 
Completed course Sep 2020


Michael was a brilliant instructor who made the course easy to understand and fun to learn

Aarron
Completed course Sep 2020


I enjoyed the content and delivery of the course by our instructor. The additional module around COVID-19 was particularly useful

Gerard 
Completed course Sep 2020

Cost

The cost of the course is € 95 per person. Discounts are available is 3 or more people book the course. For further information on group discounts please email training@stjohn.ie or ring 01 668 8077

The course can be booked below securely using PayPal. If you wish to use another payment method then please contact 01 668 8077 or training@stjohn.ie

When is the next available course?

The course is held on a bi-monthly basis, please see dates below.


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Headquarters contact details

St John Ambulance Ireland
29 Upper Leeson Street
Dublin 4
D04 PX94
Ireland

tel: (0)1 668 8077

For local division contact details, please click here.

Gift Certificate

Looking for a unique gift? Why not consider giving a gift of learning a new skill which may save a life. This gift certificate is an ideal present for anyone interested in First Aid or is interested in learning a new skill.

Donate to us

We receive no State funding. We are entirely dependent on contributions from the public and donations made to the Organisation for services rendered by our volunteer members.

All donations, however small, are therefore greatly appreciated.

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic people who enjoy team work and want to learn new skills.

St John Ambulance is made up of volunteers from every walk in life, from those professionally involved with pre-hospital care to people who had no previous experience of first aid prior to joining the organisation.