FAR 2 Day Workplace First Aid Refresher

First Aid Response (FAR) is a new training standard developed to improve standards for education and training for first aid treatment in Ireland
The new FAR course also includes CPR and AED training

The FAR 2 Day First Aid Refresher Course is a total of 12 hours training, with an emphasis on practical exercises and includes ongoing assessments and a 20 question MCQ to qualify for the FAR certification.
The course allows for a maximum of 8 trainees per instructor. Having a ratio of 8 trainees to each instructor ensures a high level of quality training for the course attendees.

Course Content:

FAR Course modules cover:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident Procedures
  • Cardiac First Response (CPR & AED, Choking & Stroke)
  • Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning & Fainting)
  • Injury Management & Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient
  • Burns & Electrical Injury Care
  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
  • Information Management & Communications
  • The Well-Being of the First-Aid Responder
  • COVID-19 Infection Control For First Aid Responders

On completion of this 2-day refresher course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and competance to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services. Also included is training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack.

The First Aid Response Refresher course covers all of the occupational first-aid requirements for places of work as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, there is a requirement on employers, based on a risk assessment, to have a sufficient number of adequately trained first-aiders in the workplace. The specific requirements for first aid provision at work depends on several factors including the size of the workplace, the numbers employed, the hazards arising, dispersal of employees and access to medical services.

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