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FREC 3 – First Response Emergency Care Level 3

This course is designed for those interested in a career in the emergency services or work in high-risk jobs. It provides learners with all the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage a variety of pre-hospital care emergencies such as: managing a patient’s airway, controlling a catastrophic bleed, managing fractures, and dealing with common medical emergencies.

NEMC provides a practical aspect to this course delivered by the most experienced and competent medical practitioners by developing a realistic environment for a variety of medical/trauma scenarios that one may encounter while working in a pre-hospital environment to supply the learner with relevant and effective experience when dealing with situations requiring emergency treatment and/or management.

FREC 3 – Course Breakdown

Course duration: 5 days - 35 hour of contact teaching

53 hours of total qualification time

118 hours of self-learning

Price: €650

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To qualify within this course, the 3 mandatory components must be completed, and 53 hours of total qualification time will be required, including 35 hours of contact learning which are done over a 5-day period. Additionally, it is recommended that the student partakes in 118 hours of self-learning for which they will receive guidance from the instructors. 


Within this course, the students will cover the following subjects:


Unit 1: First Response Emergency Care

  • Patient assessment

  • Risk management and assessment

  • Airway management

  • CPR & AED usage

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first responder

  • Incident reporting - documentation and consent

  • Catastrophic bleeding

  • Emergency oxygen


Unit 2: First Response Emergency Care of Trauma

  • Infection, prevention, and control procedures

  • Head, chest, and spinal injuries

  • Helmet removal

  • Burns and scalds

  • Poisons

  • Sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures

Unit 3: First Response Emergency Care of Medical Conditions

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Asthma

  • Heart attack

  • Stroke

  • Diabetes

  • Seizures

  • Environmental exposure - hypothermia and hyperthermia

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