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
  • 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, 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


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


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

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

Kerry was so informative. The whole course was of benefit to me as I work with the public

Completed course March 2021

Course was provided at a very high standard with excellent equipment , focusing on life threatening situations.I would highly recommend this course

Completed course Mar 2021


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


The courses listed below take place on our premises, 29 Lesson Street Upper, Dublin 4, D04 PX94. For other locations please email training@stjohn.ie.

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