A Cardiac First Responder is:
A person who has successfully completed a Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) approved Cardiac First Responder course – Community level, within the last two years.
It includes citizens or emergency medical volunteers/rescuers and uniformed personnel who may be dispatched or come across the following cardiac emergencies: Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack and
foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO)
The Cardiac First Responder Course is designed to allow participants attain a basic understanding of Basic Life Support situations and their treatment. This course is Level 1 on the PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) Training Standards.
The covers the “Chain of Survival”, what to do in the event of a Cardiac Arrest, Adult, Child & Infant CPR, how to use an AED (Defibrillator) Adult Chest Pain Management (suspected Heart Attack), Aspirin Therapy, Stroke recognition using F.A.S.T., and Choking (FBAO).