Aim of the Course.
The aim of the course is to equip the participant with the relevant knowledge and skills to deliver a range of life saving techniques in an emergency situation. Participants will learn basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants.
The Course is suitable for:
For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet regulatory or other requirements, for example healthcare assistants.
• Adult CPR
• Mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to-barrier/mask ventilation
• Foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious)
• Automated external defibrillation
• Special resuscitation situations
• Child CPR, AED use and choking (optional modules)
• Infant CPR and choking (optional modules)
Classroom video based, instructor led, with hands on practice on manikins. Focus on practical skills, and student participation, using practice-while-watching technique.
Manual for Course:
American Heart Association student manual
Evaluation through skills testing
Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Association course completion card upon successfully completing the course, valid for 2 years and internationally recognised.
Duration of Course:
Approximately 4.5 hours.