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First Aid Response (FAR)

FAR training equips learners with skills and competencies to respond adequately to an emergency situation. Knowledge gained from the course can be very fitting to a wide range of areas in life. FAR personal in roles outside of healthcare, such as construction, education, sport, and parents in general, can be a valuable member of any team.

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Who:

There is no stipulations on who can attend the course as long students are physically capable of carrying out skills gained, i.e. CPR, bandaging limbs, etc.

Instructor:

The course instructor is Tanya Mullins. Tanya is a Team Leader in our Day Service here at Kingsriver. She has over 30 years experience in the social care sector, across a number of roles. Tanya has been a CFR/AED instructor for a number of years before becoming out FAR instructor here at Kingsriver. 

Where:

The course will be delivered in person at our centre in Ennisnag, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny.

How Long:

The full FAR course takes 3 days. This is either delivered in 3 consecutive days, or 3 of the same day, 3 weeks in a row.

The refresher FAR course, where the students previous FAR certificate hasn't expired, takes 2 days.

We also offer tailored delivery times in group setting, contact gwright@kingsriver.ie for enquiries.

How Much:

3 Day FAR Course: €225 per person

2 Day Refresher Course: €150 per person

Course Content:

  • First Aid in the Workplace

  • Patient Assessment

  • Incident Procedure

  • Cardiac First Response

  • Common Medical Emergencies

  • Injury Management & Shock

  • Care of the Unconscious Patient

  • Burns and Electrical Injury Care

  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

  • Information Management

  • Communication

  • Well-being of the First Aider

Assessment:

You will be required to complete a 20 questions MCQ on the final day. Following theoretical examination you will perform a practical FAR skills assessment.

Certification:

On successful completion of the course students will receive a PHECC First Aid Responder certificate. This certificate is valid for 2 years from date of completion.

For Group Booking or Enquiries Please Contact: gwright@kingsriver.ie

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