CPR Courses for the General Public

 

Someone collapses in front of you, in your home, or in your work. Will you be ready? We’ll make sure you are.

These courses are suitable for the general public and are appropriate for anyone who may not have any experience of performing CPR. They follow a video based, practice-while watching format and an instructor will be there to guide you and help you to learn how to perform high quality CPR.

These courses include lots of time for you to practice on a manikin so by the end of the course you should be confident you’ll know how to provide CPR in an emergency.

If you have any injuries or medical issues that you may be concerned about please discuss them with the course coordinator prior to attending the course as you will be required to complete all elements including the practical skills assessments in order to receive a course completion card (where one is available for the course).

Please have a look through the following courses suitable for the general public below to discover which course might suit you best.

Family & Friends CPR Course

We all rely on our friends and family, but could they rely on you if they suddenly collapsed? Now’s your chance to make sure your unit of friends and family are prepared to save a life. It could even be your life.

Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any age. These courses will teach you all (of all ages) how to do life-saving CPR, in an enjoyable and friendly environment.

The Family & Friends CPR course teaches you the lifesaving skills of CPR but as there are no skills assessments involved, there is no course completion card issued. This makes it an ideal course for anyone that wants to learn CPR but who doesn’t require a course completion card.

The course follows a practice while watching video format and is led by instructors who will provide feedback and guide you through the lessons and help improve your CPR technique as you practice on a manikin. The atmosphere of the class is relaxed to help promote a positive and enjoyable learning experience and this course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents and anyone interested in learning the basic skills involved in CPR.

The course can be delivered in different modules which can be taught altogether or separately and include:

To find a Family & Friends CPR Course in your area please contact any of the affiliated organisations that may offer this course listed here.

Heartsaver CPR AED/Defibrillator Course

Would you like to know more? To be really ready to step up, whatever the situation. To know what to do if an adult or child is choking, or how to use a defibrillator?

The Heartsaver CPR AED Course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn CPR and how to use an AED, and would like to receive a course completion card.

The complete Heartsaver CPR AED Course takes approximately 4½ hours to complete and teaches you 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.

What is an AED? 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 Heartsaver CPR AED course follows a practice-while-watching video format and is led by instructors who will provide feedback and guide you through the lessons and help improve your CPR technique as you practice on a manikin.

If you wish to take only the adult portion of this course (which covers adult CPR and use of the AED) this can be done in a 2 hour timeframe.

If you are able to demonstrate high quality CPR at the end of the course you will receive an IHF/AHA Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card that is valid for 2 years.

To find a Heartsaver CPR AED Course in your area please contact any of our affiliated organisations listed here.

Cardiac First Response (CFR) Community

When a person suffers a cardiac arrest and they don’t receive prompt CPR their chance of survival decreases by 10 percent for every minute that nothing is done.

And whether there’s an emergency services nearby or not, it’s up to you to or someone like you in your community to act fast and to know what do. And the best way to that is to form a Cardiac First Response team in your community.

This Cardiac First Response Community Course is the required standard of training for any group wishing to link to the National Ambulance Service as a Cardiac First Responder Group

The CFR Community Course, taught by the Irish Heart Foundation, includes the Heartsaver CPR AED Course (as described here) or the BLS Provider Course as it’s basis with additional modules.

Use of the Heartsaver CPR AED Course as part of a CFR Community Course is recommended for lay people while healthcare professionals should complete the CFR Community Course where it includes the BLS Provider Course.The additional CFR portion of the course includes:

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive both an IHF/AHA Heartsaver CPR AED or BLS Provider course completion card (depending on the type of course you have completed) along with an IHF/PHECC CFR Community course completion card, both of which are valid for 2 years.

To find a CFR Community Course in your area please contact any of our affiliated organisations listed here.

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