Cardiac First Response Advanced Training Course

The Cardiac First Response Advanced training course is also refered to as CFR Advanced, or CFR Healthcare Providers course.

This is designed to provide participants with the ability to recognise several life-threatening emergencies. The Advanced Cardiac First Responder plays a vital role in keeping a person alive until they can receive expert clinical care. Healthcare providers are most likely to have a duty to respond. This advanced course builds on the basic life support skills at CFR Community level and includes: using an oropharyngeal airway (OPA), a supraglottic airway (SGA), and a bag-valve-mask (BVM), checking the patient’s pulse, giving oxygen, suction and post resuscitation care.

Available as an Onsite Course

NOT Available as a Public Course

Course Objectives
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Display skills and knowledge related to the delivery of a CFR Advanced.
  • Display the requisite personal skills including: composure, competence and self-confidence, while understanding their limitations.
  • Provide first aid in a healthcare provider setting.
  • Recognise and assess the causes and effects of sudden illness or injury in a pre-hospital environment.
  • Calling the emergency medical services for assistance and provide adequate cover until their arrival.
  • Provide first aid for conditions not thought to be life-threatening, but are necessary to prevent further harm.
Course Topics
  • Patient assessment
  • Cardiac First Response (CFR) – adult, child, and infant
  • Use of face masks
  • Automated external defibrillator – AED
  • Recovery position (safe airway)
  • Airway obstruction and choking
  • Cardiac emergencies: heart attack and stroke
  • Aspirin administration for heart attack
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Suction devices
  • Oropharygeal airways (OPA)
  • Bag valve mask ventilation (BVM)
  • Advanced airway: non-inflatable supraglottic airway (SGA)
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007: Part 7 – Chapter 2: Regulation 165(1)(b) requires employers to designate at each place of work under the employer’s control the number of occupational first-aiders as is necessary, and to give first aid training at the place of work concerned.


A maximum of 8 participants can attend each Cardiac First Response Advanced training session.


Cardiac First Responder Advanced training sessions are 1 day in duration.


On successful competition of the Cardiac First Responder Advanced course participants will receive an Accredited Certificate. The certification will expire after 2 years.


Participants are required to renew their training by completing the course again. Renewals should happen before the certification expires, or sooner if indicated by their company’s risk assessment.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course.

Site Requirements

There are no special site requirements  associated with this course.

Useful Information

How To Become a First Aid Instructor

An easy to understand info-graphic explaining how to become a recognised first aid instructor and train participants on First Aid Response and Refresher course.

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