Parents, Schools and General Public
As a parent, a school teacher or a member of the public, you could be the person who comes across an infant, a child or an adult who has stopped breathing, is choking or their heart has stopped. Would you be confident with what to do? The NIPC provides a range of training programmes ranging from short taster sessions right through to certified qualifications in lifesaving skills. Regular courses are delivered in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Galway. Training by the NIPC in lifesaving skills can also be delivered in venues elsewhere on request. Give people a better chance of survival and sign up today!
Cardiac First Responder (CFR) Qualification
The NIPC offers an internationally and nationally recognised qualification especially designed for people working in community settings, parents, teachers, and members of the general public. The certification lasts for a 2-year period following successful completion.
This course lasts 6 hours. It is run in groups of 6 and individuals or group bookings can be made. Regular courses are delivered in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre. The course can also be delivered in venues elsewhere on request.
Who is this course designed for?
This certified course is designed especially for people working in community settings, parents, school teachers and members of the general public. This course is not suitable for healthcare professionals (such as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists) working in hospitals or clinical settings.
- How to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in adults, children and infants.
- How to manage choking in all age groups
- How to recognise and manage a heart attack
- When and how to administer aspirin correctly
- How to recognise a stroke and what action is required
- How to manage an unconscious person, including use of the recovery position