Croí has established the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology (NIPC) which delivers a range of certified courses in lifesaving skills, including resuscitation and dealing with life-threatening emergencies such as choking. For healthcare professionals, training of this nature is usually mandatory and the NIPC offers you an internationally recognised qualification. However, over two thirds of emergencies, such as cardiac arrest or choking, happen outside of hospitals and occur in people’s homes, in community places and schools and in the vast majority of cases with a bystander present. Whether you are a parent, a school teacher or a member of the general public being equipped with the necessary skills can mean the difference between life and death. By taking the time to learn about resuscitation and life-saving skills, you could save someone’s life.
Cardiac First Responder (CFR) Qualification
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