Resuscitation Training Department
Our aim is to raise awareness of cardiac emergencies and to increase the rate of survival from sudden cardiac arrest through the facilitation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training both at basic and advanced levels for community and hospital based responders.
We offer a range of courses to suit your needs all following the latest Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines and certified by the American Heart Association (AHA), Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) and Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). All courses follow the internationally accepted guidelines approved by The American Heart Association and Irish Heart Foundation.
Basic Life Support
This is a simple, easily learned emergency procedure used when someone’s breathing and heartbeat stops suddenly. If basic life support is started promptly after a cardiac arrest it can sustain life until an automated external defibrillator and advanced medical help arrives and thus enhance the patients’ chance of survival.
Basic Life Support Course information for 2020 can be found HERE
Advanced Life Support
The ACLS Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient whether in or out of hospital.
ACLS Course information for 2020 can be found HERE
Re- certification of instructor status
Certification is valid for 2 years. Re-certification of BLS and ACLS instructor status includes assessment of provider skills, successful completion of MCQ’s and monitoring. The number of courses required to re-certify in Ireland are 4 in a 2 year period and evidence of such must be produced. Please watch the IHF instructor notice board for changes in practice.Instructors may re-certify early. NB there is NO GRACE PERIOD for expired instructor cards.