Emergency Care

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Emergency Care

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    the module will provide the student with Cardiac First Responder (CRF) and Emergency First Responder (EFR) training to the standard required by the Prehospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland (PHECC)

    Learning Outcomes
    1. discuss the importance of the pre-hospital emergency care continuum emphasising the integration of Community First Responders, Ambulance Services, Primary Care Practitioners and other Voluntary, Rescue and Auxiliary service providers and the appropriate hand over of patients.
    2. outline the medicolegal issues relating to CFR and EFR
    3. use the automated external defibrillator (AED)
    4. perform adult, infant and child cardiopulmonaryb resuscitation (CPR)
    5. perform foreign body airway obstruction relief in adult, infant and child
    6. discuss the approach to dealing with general medical emergencies
    7. demonstrate the proper administration of aspirin for cardiac chest pain
    8. demonstate the methods of Oxygen administration, suctioning and use of an oropharyngeal airway.
    9. demonstrate methods of assisting patients with self administration of specific medications within the PHECC guidelines
    10. perform clinical assessment and haemorrhage control techniques
    11. demonstrate correct technique for managing spinal injury

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.