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Health Care Provider (CPR/Defibrillator)

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Healthcare Provider (CPR / Defibrillator)

One Day Training Course 



Each year in Ireland 5,000 people die from Cardiac Arrest. The Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Foundation design CPR courses as part of a programme to decrease deaths. The AHA / IHF designed the Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers to prepare a wide variety of healthcare professionals to recognise life-threatening emergencies and to provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.


The course includes adult, child, infant rescue skills in both the out-of-hospital and in- hospital emergencies.

Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this training course, delegates should be able to:


  • Give CPR to an adult and child and infant. Show how to help a choking victim. Use an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)
    • Describe the Chain of Survival
    • Describe the signs of 4 common life – threatening emergencies in adults – Cardiac Arrest, Choking, Stroke, Heart Attack
  • Activate the emergency services
  • Give CPR on Adult, Child, Infant, using a barrier device
  • Perform 1 and 2 rescuer CPR
  • Use an AED
  • Relieve choking in the responsive and unresponsive victim of any age. 

Who Should Attend


All Healthcare professionals i.e. Nursing and Medical Staff, should complete a Healthcare Provider Course which is 6-7 hours long. This is currently the standard in place in all Hospitals in Ireland.


The max class size is limited to 6 people. Larger groups can be catered for with additional instructors 

Course Programme


This course covers CPR and AED. It is a hands’ on course using manikin practice and DVD. This watch-then-practise method of teaching has been proven to improve skills and knowledge retention. 


At end of course formal skills assessment takes place. 

Course Accreditation/Assessment


This course is accredited by the Irish Heart Foundation.  


Healthcare Provider students must pass Skills Tests by successfully demonstrating competency in these skills. They must also complete a Multiple Choice Questionnaire test and achieve the pass rate of 84%.


Delegates who successfully complete the course and pass the skills assessment and questionnaire will receive an Irish Heart Foundation “Healthcare Provider Card” which is valid for two years. 

Course Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

In-House Courses

For In-House courses, the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

This course is available exclusively on an In-House basis.

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