Courses

Courses available at Kerry Health & Safety

The following are some of our courses:

  • 3 DAY FAR ( First Aid Responder) Course
  • 2 Day FAR Refresher First Aid
  • CFR / Cardiac First Response – Community Responder Training
  • Manual Handling
  • Manual Handling for Childcare Staff
  • Patient/Client Handling Courses

Other courses available (Please contact us for more details):

  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Combined CFR and Paediatric First Aid.
  • Parent and Child First Aid
  • Health & Safety Awareness Training ( All Sectors)
  • Fall Prevention Training for Healthcare Workers – Nursing Homes
  • Health & Safety in Hospitality

All courses are tailored to the needs of the participants in all work settings

(FAR) PHECC First Aid Responder   

Replacing the QQI Occupational First Aid Course from 1st June 2018)

A replacement for Occupational First Aid, the First Aid Response Course has been designed to produce highly confident First Aiders with the skills and knowledge to provide care until arrival of emergency services, and is aimed at those persons in an organisation / workplace with responsibility for first aid treatment in the workplace.

The course is focused on practical skills and scenario training, this is backed up with the theory sessions to provide the solid foundation of knowledge and understanding.

It has been recognised by Health & Safety Authority from 1st June 2018 as it meets all the requirements of the current Health & Safety Standards and requirements for employee training. 

 This course is recommended by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for those working in Childcare.

On completion of the First Aid Responder course participants will have the skills to:  
•    deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services.
•    provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
•    provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including home, work and recreational settings.
•    display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations.

Course Content

  • Introduction and FAR in the Workplace.
  • The Wellbeing of the First Aid Responder.
  • Incident Procedures and PHECC Care Principles.
  • Patient / Casualty Assessment.
  • Common Medical Emergencies.
  • Care of the Unconscious Casualty.
  • Cardiac First Response, Cardiac Emergencies, FBAO and Stroke. Adult/Child and Infant  C.P.R. & AED
  • Injury management & Shock- Wounds, Bleeding, Musculoskeletal Injuries.
  • Burns & Electrical injuries.
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia.
  • Information Management and Communications.

Practical Assessments and MCQ

Student:  Instructor Ratio     6:1

Certification:  2 Year certification of Competence, from Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council recognised by Health & Safety Authority, following successful assessments

Course Duration:                 3 Days

Course Cost:                           Inclusive of PHECC Certification, Training Manual / Tutor Notes.

Contact for details or Course Booking Form

 

 

(FAR) PHECC First Aid Responder Refresher

 Replacing the QQI Occupational First Aid Refresher Course from 1st June 2018)

 

A replacement for Occupational First Aid, the First Aid Response Course has been designed to produce highly confident First Aiders with the skills and knowledge to provide care until arrival of emergency services, and is aimed at those persons in an organisation / workplace who are already QQI Certified in Occupational First Aid.

The course is focused on practical skills and scenario training, this is backed up with the theory sessions to provide the solid foundation of knowledge and understanding.

It has been recognised by Health & Safety Authority from 1st June 2018 as it meets all the requirements of the current Health & Safety Standards and requirements for employee training. 

 This course is recommended by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for those working in Childcare.

On completion of the First Aid Responder Refresher course participants will have the skills to:  
•    deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services.
•    provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.

If the FAR Renewal Course is being accessed via current OFA QQI Certification, evidence of QQI OFA Certification and trainer-issued recertification is mandatory.

Course Content

  • Patient / Casualty Assessment.
  • Common Medical Emergencies.
  • Care of the Unconscious Casualty- Head Injury.
  • Cardiac First Response, Cardiac Emergencies, FBAO and Stroke. Adult/Child and Infant  C.P.R. & AED
  • Injury management & Shock- Wounds, Bleeding, Musculoskeletal Injuries.
  • Burns & Electrical injuries.
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia.
  • Information Management and Communications.

 

Student: Instructor Ratio     6:1

Certification: 2 Year certification of Competence, from Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council recognised by Health & Safety Authority, following successful assessments by Instructor.

Practical Assessment and MCQ.

Course Duration:                 2 Days / 12 Hours contact hours.

Course Cost:                           Inclusive of PHECC Certification, Training Manual / Tutor Notes.

Contact for details or Course Booking Form.

 

 

 

Community Responder (Cardiac First Responder- CFR) Training Course – PHECC Accredited

Aim / Objectives

To train participants as Community Responders  and provide effective CPR and use an AED safely in the event of cardiac arrest.

Who should attend?

Persons who wish to become Community Responders / Cardiac First Responders accredited to PHECC (Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council) the recognised Accreditation Body for Cardiac First Responder Training in Ireland.

Course Content

  • Chain of Survival & importance of early CPR & AED
  • CPR – Adult, Child & Infant
  • Adult Automated External Defibrillation
  • Special Situations and AED’s in use
  • Foreign Body Airway Obstruction – Adult, Child & Infant
  • Cardiac arrest / Heart Attack
  • Aspirin in Cardiac Management
  • Stroke
  • Barrier Devices
  • Recovery Position
  • Medical Legal Issues
  • Continuity of Care
  • Communications Handover & Documentation
  • Critical Incident Stress Management – Death & Dying
  • Practical assessment
  • Written assessment

Certification

Each Participant will receive a Community Responder Certificate and Community Responder Wallet Card accredited by Emergency Care and PHECC that is valid for 2 years.

Course Duration

6 hours (1 Instructor for 8 participants)

For information on other courses i.e. Paediatric First Aid, Emergency First Aid or 1 Day Combined CFR and Paediatric First Aid, Contact Sheilah at 0872339398

Manual Handling Training Course

The course is a combination of theory and practice and is suitable for all employees involved in any type of moving, lifting or even those who work at a desk. The information gained from the course will not just satisfy health and safety requirements but will also help participants to avoid potential back injury at work or at home.

Programme of Training

  • Legislation
  • Structure of the Back
  • Injuries to the Back
  • Posture and Fitness
  • Ergonomics
  • Risk Assessment – tailored to the needs of the participants
  • Principles of Safer Lifting
  • Handling Techniques from a variety of positions
  • Team Lifts Practical Assessment & MCQ (Each participant will be assessed on their practical lifting techniques (having first carried out self assessment).

Who should attend?

All persons involved in manual handling in their workplace.

Duration

4 hours (1 Instructor / 10-12 participants)

Certification

All participants will receive a Manual Handling Certificate.

Patient / Client Handling Training Course

Introduction

Patient handling is the moving and assistance of patients in a hospital, nursing home, care setting or home setting. Moving a patient/ client can be one of the most potentially dangerous handling tasks due to the fact that the load in this case is unstable and difficult to hold.

Patients/ clients can in some cases be uncooperative and may also even hold onto the carer for support. Therefore a comprehensive patient handling training course is essential for anybody involved with patients. 

Objective

The objective of this one day Training programme is to raise awareness amongst health care personnel and to ensure that all personnel have a knowledge and understanding of:

  • Current legislation related to Manual Handling
  • Minimal Handling Policy
  • How to perform a risk assessment
  • The principles of safer moving and handling in accordance with the guidelines of the 10 teaching hospitals
  • The importance of supervision at work

Course Content

Morning session:

  • Legislation
  • Structure of the Back
  • Injuries to the Back
  • Posture and Fitness
  • Ergonomics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Principles of Safer Lifting
  • Handling Techniques from a variety of positions
  • Team Lifts

Afternoon Practical session:

  • Rolling the client in bed
  • Sitting Up
  • Use of slide sheets- moving the client up the bed, across the bed.
  • Sitting to side of bed.
  • Transfer from bed to chair / vice versa
  • Sitting to standing
  • Walking the patient
  • The fallen Patient
  • Use of hoists / safety
  • Safe use of slings
  • Assessment of the workplace where handling aids are in use.

Course Duration

1 Day (1 Instructor / 8 participants)

This course is an in-house course at the client’s workplace and includes risk assessment of tasks undertaken by staff in the workplace setting and use of handling aids in the workplace.