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FETAC QQI Occupational First Aid Course

(This course will be replaced by the PHECC Accredited First Aid Response Course from 1st January, 2018)


This 3 day course covers a large amount of material. Everything from bandaging, minor wounds, sprains and strains up to and including heart attack, epileptic fits and administration of aspirin for cardiac chest pain. It will involve a lot of practical work and include the skills necessary to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Course Syllabus
Unit 1: First Aid in the workplace – This Module covers the role of the occupational first aider, the legal requirements and how to effectively ensure the safety of the first aider in the work place.

Unit 2: Patient Assessment – After this module, the candidate will be able to do a primary survey on a potential casualty. They will know how to take vitals (pulse, breathing, etc) signs and treat a casualty with a suspected neck injury.

Unit 3: Respiratory Emergencies – This module covers the functions of the respiratory system and shows the occupational First Aider how to manage a choking patient as well how to do mouth to mouth ventilation's.

Unit 4: Cardiac first response – After this module the student will understand the chain of survival and will be able to activate their links, by calling for an ambulance, starting CPR and using a Defibrillator effectively.

Unit 5: Wounds and Bleeding – This module teaches the student how to deal with blood injuries. They will know how to recognise the different types of wounds and know how to treat them. They will be able to deal with head, eye and facial injuries as well as effectively minimizing the consequences of internal bleeding.

Unit 6: Altered levels of consciousness – The student learns how to treat shock and how to do the recovery position. This will allow them to treat a casualty who has reduced or lost consciousness.

Unit 7: Musculoskeletal injuries – At the end, the student will be able to treat patients who have fractured (broken) bones as well as deal effectively with casualties who have sprains, strains and dislocations.

Unit 8: Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock – this module covers the treatment of major and minor burns as well as the many different causes of burns. It also covers poisoning and how to treat someone who has been poised. The student will cover electrical shock and how to manage a patient who has been electrocuted.


Students who successfully complete this course will receive a QQI FETAC Level 5 award. This is valid for 2 years.

Duration:   3 days

Refresher Required:   Every 2 years

Number of Participants:  A ratio of 10 participants to 1 instructor

Location:  Na Piarsaigh, Limerick

Certification:  Accredited Certificate.  2 Year certification of competence recognised by the Health & Safety Authority following successful assessments.

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