Aim
This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.
Requirements
There are currently no prerequisites for this course. Students should be physically well enough to carry out chest compression on a manikin while kneeling.
Who's it for
The Basic Life Support provider course is intended for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out of hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) Physicians, Medical Students, General Practitioners, General and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Managers and Staff Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Dentists, Respiratory Therapists, Cardiac Technicians, Cardiac Rehabilitation Staff, Physiotherapists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Nursing Students, Care Assistants and other Allied Healthcare Personnel.
Overview
  • Key Changes in Basic Life Support
  • Critical Concepts of High-quality CPR
  • American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for Adult Child and Infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for Adult Child and Infant
  • Differences between Adult, Child and Infant Rescue Techniques
  • Bag-mask Techniques for Adult, Child and Infant
  • Rescue Breathing for Adult, Child and Infant
  • Relief of Choking for Adult, Child and Infant.
  • CPR with an Advanced Airway.
Method of Delivery
The course is facilitated by an instructor who will use DVD to guide you through the course. The course is delivered through English. There is also a Blended Learning option available for this course. 
Duration & Assessment
The course is between 3 - 5 hours long depending on the number of students on the course. Students will be assessed on a practical scenario and 25 multiple choice questions.
Certification
Upon successful completion of this course students will be issued with an Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Association credit card sized certificate. This cert will be valid for 2 years. It should also be noted that as this course is certified by both the Irish Heart Foundation & American Heart Association it is recognised internationally.
Renewal
In order to maintain you qualification after your two-year certification period you will be required to undertake the course again. There is no refresher training for people who currently have an in-date certificate.
This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.