Continuing our ongoing support to your CFR group, the National Ambulance Service in collaboration with the Irish Heart Foundation are planning a number of CFR instructor courses throughout the year.
We are now accepting expressions of interest in our next course – your scheme can express your interest here.
Applicants for these courses will be decided on by the NAS Community Engagement Office – not all applicants are guaranteed a place on this course. Nominations are accepted only from NAS Linked First Response Services and PAD Schemes.
The ideal instructor candidate will be someone who possess some experience either teaching or as a first responder and feels they are able to impart knowledge and understanding within the local community. Candidates should have a strong understanding of the course already as a participant and should have an in date IHF / PHECC provider cert.
Instructor Candidates will be expected to regularly teach to their scheme, and may also be asked to assist neighbouring gschemes who are in the early stages of set up until they have their own instructors. After instructors have been successfully certified by the Irish Heart Foundation, they must teach at least 4 courses in the two year period of their certification in order to recertify and keep teaching CPR. We ask that committed candidates with strong CPR skills are put forward for the instructor course. Candidates MUST have a current, in-date CFR Community certificate.
Places on this course are limited and we may not be able to provide a place on the course if we believe your respective area is already well served. The course has been funded by the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy, so it is important that your scheme utilises a place if awarded one.
Nominations should be discussed with your scheme and those put forward should be aware of their nomination.
Candidates are responsible for organising their own accommodation and travel and any expenses incurred.
After the two-day instructor course, which must be attended in full, instructor candidates have to assist teaching on two courses and get monitored on a third course within 90 days of completing the initial instructor course. This monitoring is undertaken by a Faculty member. These steps must be completed in order to become a certified IHF CFR instructor and receive instructor certificates. Candidates who do not meet the post-course requirements will not be certified by IHF and will have to redo an instructor course if they decide in the future to teach CPR through the IHF Programme – again we ask that applicants are aware of these steps and have the time to be signed off after the course.
All expressions of interest must reach this office by the closing date listed on the application form. No applications will be taken after this date. Further details will be issued when your place on the course has been confirmed.
Please note completion of the expression of interest is not confirmation of a place on the course.
You / candidate will be contacted 4 weeks in advance of the course start date if you are successful in your application.