Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator training course

This cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course provides basic lifesaving skills.

Also, the HSE strongly recommend that all First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders in the workplace should attend annual First Aid Refresher training. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) refresher training can be added to this as well.

Course Aim

The Resuscitation Training Course is in line with the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines 2010 and can be adapted to suit the client in respects to what age group they may be resuscitating, be it babies, children or adults.

Candidates range from First Aiders through to Dentists, Nurses or other Healthcare Professionals. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course normally takes place over three/four hours and includes the necessary theory followed by lots of practical “hands-on” practice to build confidence.

BLS and AED (Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator)

Knowing how to perform CPR can help save a life but used in conjunction with and AED means the casualties chance of survival can go up by more than 70%

Course Content Includes

The content of the course provides emergency lifesaving first aid. By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
  • Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
  • Explain why early intervention is necessary
  • Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
  • Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
  • Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
  • Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child
  • Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
  • Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
  • Describe handover and reporting procedures
  • Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
  • Identify when electrode pads need changing
  • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly
  • Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs