Medications for listed Organisations

Entry criteria: There is no specific entry criterion including a minimum age. However, a course participant should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation, use of the named medication and have a maturity to complete the assessment to receive the certification. Note the minimum age for entry to an EFR course is 18 and should be applied also to the modules for Nitrous oxide and Oxygen. Entry to the Nitrous oxide and Oxygen course is restricted for holder of an in-date EFR certificate.

The duration of the Medication management and Medicinal product administration modules including assessment is no less than 2 – 4 hours.

In the event that course participants are holders of CFR Community certificates issued in the previous 12 months, recognition of prior learning may be considered, nevertheless, CFR skills must be assessed against the CFR standard. As the retention of CFR skills is known to diminish after time, it is recommended that students participate fully in the CFR In component of the course.


The purpose of these clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) is to provide safe guidelines to responders for administration of specified prescription-only medications, without a prescription, to a person for the purpose of saving life or reducing severe distress in emergency situations. The responder will be an individual, appointed by a listed organisation, who has completed a PHECC-approved course of reaction. This is a significant advance in pre-hospital care in Ireland, as it now provides a pathway for responders (as opposed to practitioners) to administer prescription-only meditations in certain situations.

  • Adrenaline Auto injector
  • Aspirin
  • Glucagon
  • Glucose gel
  • Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)
  • Naloxone IM
  • Naloxone IN Nitrous Oxide 50% And Oxygen 50% (Entonox®)
  • Salbutamol