St John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland

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First Aid Course in Cork Print E-mail

 Learning first aid at St John Ambulance, Cork City, is a very rewarding experience. It is also the doorway to joining the organisation as a volunteer. Our occupational first aid course is open to the public. We also offer first aid courses to companies and schools. In house courses can be arranged. Further details are available by clicking here.

The first aid course is recognised by the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland. We have decades of experience in pre hospital care and have distilled this knowledge into a very meaningful training plan.

The course is spread over a number of weeks in order to make it accessible to everyone. It generally takes place every tuesday night over 9 weeks. It offers a carefully balanced mix between theory and hands-on work. Our experienced instructors will ensure that you get the most out of the course, and are always available for questions or to provide additional tuition.The next Night time Occupational First AId course will be announced shortly.

To enquire about a place on a course, please Contact Us.

How long does the course last?

9 nights.

What Nights?

Tuesday night.

What time?

20:00 to 22:00

How is it tested?

The course is tested with an examination and practical (Short Answer Question SAQ) assessment.

Is there a certificate?

Yes. Your Health and Safety Authority First Aid Course Certificate is valid for two years.

What is the syllabus?

Managing Incidents, Communication, Managing Incidents, Delegation in Emergencies, Resuscitation, Control Bleeding, Heart Attacks, Unconsciousness, Dressings, Fractures, Burns and Scalds, Illness recognition, Eye Irrigation, Poisoning, Miscellaneous Injuries, Record Keeping, Priorities of First Aid, Examination

Why bother?

Every year there are over 10,000 deaths in Ireland due to cardiovascular disease. The largest number of these deaths relate to Coronary Heart Disease mainly Heart Attack, at 5,000. For many victims it is what happens in the first few minutes following a heart attack that will decide their fate. Every two minutes someone, somewhere, has a heart attack.

Why train with St. John?

You will be taught by experienced trainers who will show you how to apply your new skills in the real world outside the classroom. Our courses teach the most up-to-date protocols, as approved by national and European bodies. They are fully recognised by the Health and Safety Authority and can help you meet your statutory requirements if you are an employer. Most importantly, our courses provide peace of mind.

If you take a St. John course, you will know that you are ready to deal with a situation to the best of your ability. You will be in the company of thousands of people trained by St. John, and have the backing of an organisation at the heart of medical training. The St. John Ambulance Brigade in Cork has its Headquarters at 6, Victoria Road. The Building is equipped with different training rooms to facilitate the different training requirements that may be required.

If you have any questions, or would like information on when the next course will take place, please Contact Us. For courses nationwide, visit St John Ambulance First Aid Course, Dublin.