PHECC Cardiac First Responder


Who should attend?

PHECC Cardiac First Responder is intended for responders such as police, airline personnel, security personnel, corporate employees, family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, other rescuers, and those who need or want to learn CPR and how to operate an AED.


Aims and objectives

The PHECC Cardiac First Responder Community Course includes the Heartsaver CPR AED Course as its basis with additional modules. Use of the Heartsaver CPR AED Course as part of a CFR Community Course is recommended for lay people while healthcare professionals should complete the CFR Community Course where it includes the BLS Provider Course

Expected Outcomes

Upon successful completion of PHECC Cardiac First Responder you will receive both an IHF/AHA Heartsaver CPR AED or BLS Provider course completion card (depending on the type of course you have completed) along with an IHF/PHECC CFR Community course completion card, both of which are valid for 2 years.

Course outline

  • Stroke assessment (FAST Assessment)
  • Heart attack and the administration of aspirin
  • Patient Handover & PHECC Cardiac First Responder report
  • Infection Control
  • Post event issues (critical incident stress awareness and debrief)
  • Team resuscitation

Appraisal of delegates’ knowledge and performance will be made through a written theory test and practical test

Additional information

Duration: 0.5 days

Maximum number of delegates: 6 persons

Certification: PHECC- Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council