Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation

One person every two minutes suffers a heart attack in the UK*. The majority might be saved if only their heart could be defibrillated (shocked back into rhythm) within five minutes.


An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) – with a trained operator – at the site of a sudden cardiac arrest can raise the chance of survival from 5% to 80%. Modern AEDs are safe to use and can be easily operated after a short training course.

* Source – British Heart Foundation (June 2004)


It is recommended that attendees have competed the 4-day HSE approved First Aid At Work Course. However this course is suitable for anyone interested in furthering their emergency aid skills, or who takes part in an organised First Aid Scheme. For health care workers this course serves as a basic module.

Course Objectives

  • To practice and confirm correct resuscitation techniques.
  • Allergies How to use an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Baby and Child CPR Baby and Child CPR


A certificate valid for one year is presented to those successfully completing a practical assessment


4 hours including assessment


Clients premises. A suitable room is required to undertake the practical element of the course. Access to the clients’ defibrillator is also required.

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