Cardiac First Response (CFR)


A Cardiac First Responder has completed PHECC’s standard of education and training in Cardiac First Response (CFR) at the levels of CFR responder or CFR practitioner.


The standard outlines the care management of major life-threatening emergencies, including heart attack, cardiac arrest, foreign body airway obstruction and stroke and includes Aspirin administration.
The CFR+ standard is designed, as an extra module to the CFR responder level course, for specific groups with a paediatric AED requirement. Its aim is to enable course participants to develop competency in AED use, including paediatric pads where available, on a child.
The practitioner level CFR course is aimed at healthcare professionals/ practitioners and includes additional skills such as oxygen use, pulse checks and two-rescuer CPR.