Primary Care (CPR) & Secondary Care (First Aid)

The Primary Care (CPR) course prepares participants to render aid to those with life-threatening emergencies. Secondary Care (First Aid) builds upon what participants learned in Primary Care and helps them assist those in need when Emergency Medical Services are either delayed or unavailable.

Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) can be offered as one complete course or separately

Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course: Scene Assessment, Communicable Disease Protection (including barrier use), Primary Assessment, Rescue Breathing, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management, Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management, Spinal Injury Management

Secondary Skills taught in this course: Injury Assessment, Illness Assessment, Bandaging and Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures.


The Emergency First Response programme meets the HSE guidelines for Appointed Persons First Aid requirements, requirements for CPR and First Aid in the workplace (OSHA Guideline 29 CFR 1910.151), and incorporates the latest procedures for emergency patient care.