Course Introduction

Time to defibrillation is the most critical factor in survival of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). If an AED is “on-site” within two minutes there is an 70%+ chance that the victim will survive. Every minute that passes before defibrillation the survival rate reduces by 7-10 percent. Currently in Ireland the survivability rate for out of hospital cardiac arrest is approximately 3%.

This course is certified externally by the Irish Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Our “Heartsaver” AED Course teaches the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants.

An AED is a computerised defibrillator which analyses the heart rhythm of a person in cardiac arrest and uses voice prompts to advise you if a shock is needed. The AED is an important link in the chain of survival and this course teaches you how to use them effectively.

Course Contents

  • Scene Assessment
  • CPR
  • CPR (BLS – Basic Life Support) for Adults & Children
  • Use of Infection Control Devices
  • Obstructed Airway Management in Adults & Children
  • Infant CPR

Course Structure

  • Course Duration: 4 hours
  • Max: 6 Persons

Course Certification

Successful candidates will be issued with an IHF / AHA course completion card which is valid for 2 years

All Resuscitation Courses are fully compliant with the AHA Resuscitation Guidelines 2010!

Further information

If you would like to learn more or speak to us about booking a course our phone number is 041 98 22 933 or you can email us on or if you would like to download our brochure please click on the following link: Heartsaver AED Course

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