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First Aid Training | MKD Health & Safety 

MKD offer First Aid training courses on-site in any location, for groups and on a 1-2-1 basis. Our instructors are all FAR PHECC registered.

FAR | 3 Day Course

FAR is the new standard in occupational/workplace first aid and the FAR 3 day course replaces the Occupational First Aid 3 day course. The FAR (PHECC) course is limited to 6 trainees per tutor. This reduction in trainee numbers to instructor ratio ensures a better quality of course delivery. (FAR courses can be delivered to 12 trainees with 2 instructors).

Basic First Aid | 1/2 Day 

Our Basic First Aid training  is a half day course designed for anyone who wishes to gain a basic knowledge of first aid. 

Cardiac First Response PHECC (Community Level) | 4 Hour Course

Completion of this 4 hour PHECC accredited course will give trainees with the skills needed to help someone suffering a cardiac arrest or other life threatening emergency. PHECC have developed a national standard of training to ensure trainees are competant and confident to deliver Basic Life Support. This course covers Heart Attack, Stroke, Choking and CPR/AED.

Emergency First Aid | Full Day

MKD Health & Safety Emergency First Aid course is a 1 day course designed for anyone requiring training as an Emergency First Aider. This course enables trainees to act as back up for the First Aid Responders in the workplace. 

Paediatric First Aid | Full Day

This course is suitable for parents, childcare professionals and anyone who takes care of infants and children. This one day course includes CPR, Meningitus, Croup and Asthma

Sports First Aid | Full Day

This course is suitable for GAA clubs, coaches, teachers and all involved in sport and pitchside first aid.

Basic First Aid

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Basic First Aid is a half day course and can be delivered along with the PHECC accredited Cardiac First Response course as a full day course to certify trainees in the use of AED.

  • First Aider Roles & Responsibilities
  • Patient Assessment
  • CPR
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Common Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma Emergencies

This is an action learning course practical tasks and individual assessments. 2 Year certificate

Cardiac First Response (PHECC Community Level)

imgae of heart with pulse for Cardiac First Response Training Course Community level MKD Health & Safety KilkennyCardiac First Response Course (PHECC Community Level)

  • Assess a patient who has collapsed
  • Call the Emergency Medical Services
  • Perform CPR on an Adult, Child & Infant
  • Recognise the signs of choking and the appropriate techniques to clear the airway.
  • Place an unconscious patient who is breathing in the Recovery Position
  • Use an AED safely
  • Recognise the signs of a heart attack and give aspirin to the patient
  • Carry out a FAST assessment for a patient who may be having a stroke

Practical AED training/assessment. PHECC certificate which lasts for two years.

Emergency First Aid

image of First Aid Symbol and heart with pulse for emergency first aid training with AED MKD Health & Safety Emergency First Aid 

  • Role of the First Aider
  • Scene Safety
  • Patient Assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • Wounds, Bleeding & Shock
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Fractures
  • Burns, Scalds & Electric Shock

This 1 day course is designed for anyone wishing to learn Emergency First Aid and will enable successful trainees to act as back up for First Aid Responders in the workplace

First Aid Response 3 Day Course

image of First Aid symbol and AED symbol for FAR 3 day first aid course First Aid Response, the new workplace 3 day first aid course, replacing Occupational First Aid as the new HSA standard.

  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident Procedures
  • Cardiac First Response (CPR & AED, Choking & Stroke)
  • Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning & Fainting)
  • Injury Management & Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient
  • Burns & Electrical Injury Care
  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
  • Information Management & Communications
  • The Well-Being of the First-Aid Responder
Paediatric First Aid

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  • Scene Safety
  • Patient Assessment
  • Child/Infant CPR
  • Choking Emergency
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Fractures
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Medical Emergencies, including - Asthma, Meningitus, Croup

This course is suitable for parents, childcare professionals and anyone who takes care of infants and children and is Tusla compliant.

Sports First Aid

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  • Scene Safety
  • Patient Assessment
  • CPR/AED
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Fractures
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Concussion

This course is suitable for GAA clubs, coaches, teachers and all involved in sport and pitchside first aid.