SS2041 First Aid Responder
This module is delivered by external organisations to the NCEF.
NCEF will facilitate course provision and timetable the hours into your overall course timetable. All students must be successful in this module or hold a current FAR Certificate in order to be eligible for the Module SS2092 Summative Assessments
While there is no wrong way to rescue someone, there are some methods more effective than others. It is preferred and most effective methods that are covered on this course. The First Aid Responder Course is not a medical qualification and medical terms are kept to a minimum.
You will therefore not be expected to diagnose medical problems, but you will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms.
There are competencies that students who achieve the First Aid Response standard are required to demonstrate. Upon completion of a recognised First Aid Responder course the student will be able to:
1. Recognise and Assess the causes and effects of sudden illness and/or injury in a pre-hospital environment and call for emergency medical services.
2. React to such pre-hospital emergencies (plus those generated by “Special
Circumstances”, to be defined for each SC award), utilising PHECC CPGs.
3. Respond in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner to such emergencies utilising the First Aid Response skill set and in accordance with PHECC CPGs as part of the prehospital continuum of care.
4. Record and Report actions and interventions taken while responding to and managing such incidents and during handover to emergency medical services.
5. Retain a professional and caring attitude in their performance as First Aid Responders.
The learning objectives in the standard refer
to the management of adults and children unless stated otherwise. The standard of care management for patients with common medical emergencies and trauma is outlined in the PHECC clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). The CPGs are available from the website of PHECC www.phecc.ie