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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.

Head of Department – Suzanne Clear:

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 2025 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 2025 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.

Useful links

The Irish Heart Foundation
The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)
An Bord Altranais
The Irish College of General Practitioners
CPD Points