Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Course (PHEC)

Life Care Consultants can provide a 3 day PHEC course to industry groups and individual participants, that require some advanced knowledge and skills in pre-hospital emergency care. The pre-requisite for the three day course is that participants must have Unit Standards 6400, 6401, 6402 and have attended a Refresher course for these Unit Standards in the last 2 years.

The PHEC course has been designed to meet the knowledge requirements of the NZRC Level 3 Rescuer and is suitable for industry, Surf Life Saving, the Fire Service, rural nurses and health care workers, Search and Rescue and the Coastguard.

The Full Pre-Hospital Emergency Care course covers:

Scene Assessment , Mechanism of Injury, Primary and Secondary Assessment, Vital Signs (Pulse, respirations, B/P), Questioning and History Gathering, Oxygen Administration and set up, Introduction to Resuscitation, Airway Care and using a bag mask, CPR, Defibrillation, Suctioning, care of the Conscious Patient and care of the Unconscious Patient.

The content of the Workbased First Aid course is expanded on and includes applying collars, splints, and extrication devices.

The participant will receive NZQA unit standards which are assessed on days 2 and 3.

  • 14473 Move and Position Patients in Preparation for Transport
  • 25411 Demonstrate knowledge of and use an Automated External Defibrillator
  • 25412 Provide basic pre-hospital emergency care

Refresher Pre-Hospital Emergency Care course:

The pre-requisite for the PHEC Refresher course is that participants must have completed the Full PHEC course covering Unit Standards 14473, 25411 and 25412 in the last 2 years.

If you exceed the 2 year period since completing the Full 3 day PHEC Course, Life Care Consultants would recommend the three Workbased units (6400, 6401, 6402) are refreshed prior to PHEC Refresher training or that current industry training is present and meets the 6400 Unit Standard series. Refresher course content can be customised to meet your requirements.

PHEC Enquiries & Bookings

For PHEC enquiries and bookings please call 0800 493 559 and one of our Account Managers will be happy to assist with pricing to suit your participants and training requirements.