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CPR/BLS and AED for Healthcare Professionals

CPR/BLS and AED for Healthcare Professionals at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 3 hours and 2 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£34.95 + VAT

Sample Video: Introduction to CPR BLS and AED

The purpose of this Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation course is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding in the provision of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and of the safe use and management of an Automated External Defibrillator. This qualification offers the trained provider the opportunity to provide effective emergency lifesaving first aid care using an AED. This is achieved through the understanding of the BLS/AED algorithm and the responsibilities and treatment principles of AED use.

This course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for Adult, Child and Infant as well as healthcare variations on infant CPR. The course includes: Safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression only CPR, CPR handover and choking. This is ideal for nurses, care workers or medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership. In most cases this course is ideal as an online only course but if you need a practical session as well we have a network of approved instructors where we can offer the course as blended including a short practical session.

AED training is also included in the course. Learning AED skills is becoming more important with the increase in the numbers of units in the community and workplace. They are easy to use with a little training and make a real difference in the chance of survival to someone in cardiac arrest. If you have already completed any other first aid course you will understand the importance of prompt use of an AED making this an ideal next course to take to develop your skills.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

  • Firefighters
  • Nurses 
  • Care workers
  • Doctors
  • First Aiders
  • Medical workers
  • People needing basic CPR skills

This course comes with 4.0 hrs (5.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 3 hours and 2 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Introduction
    • Introduction to CPR BLS and AED
    • Optional basic life support practical or video link evaluation
    • Fears of first aid
    • Asking permission to help
    • Scene Safety
    • Chain of Survival
    • Introduction to the ABCDE Approach 
    • ABCDE Approach to Patient Care
    • Barriers and Gloves
    • Respiration and Breathing
    • Pulse Points
    • Initial Assessment and the Recovery Position
    • Infant Recovery Position
  • Cardiac Arrest and CPR
    • First Aid vs BLS Healthcare Professionals
    • Adult CPR Introduction
    • Heart Attack
    • Adult CPR
    • Effective CPR
    • CPR Hand Over
    • Compressions Only CPR
    • Drowning
    • Adult Bag Valve Mask
    • Child CPR
    • Child CPR Breakdown
    • Child CPR for Healthcare Professionals
    • Infant CPR
    • Infant CPR for Health Professionals
  • Choking Management 
    • Adult Choking 
    • Child Choking
    • Infant Choking
  • How to Use an AED
    • AED Introduction
    • Types of AED Units
    • AED Setup
    • AED Demo
    • Child AED
    • AED Maintenance
    • AED Pads
    • AED Batteries
    • AED Troubleshooting
    • AED Locations
    • Community AED Units
  • Types of AED
    • Training AED Units
    • The Zoll AED Plus
    • Heatsine Samitarin PAD 350
    • Heatsine Samitarin PAD 500
    • iPAD AED
    • Philips Heartstart AED
    • Physio Control CR+ AED
    • CardiAid AED
  • AED's in Different Sectors
    • AED's and Dental Practices

Learning Outcomes 

1 Understand basic life support requirements 1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary
1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest

2 Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
2.2 Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child

3 Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures

4 Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly

5 Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

  • CPR/Basic Life Support Healthcare Professionals Student Manual V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProTrainings AED Student Manual V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V7.0
  • CPR Flowchart handout. Infant and Child for Healthcare Professionals
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Decisions relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and not delivering CPR
  • First Aid Student Manual - Welsh
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • ProForm 17 ProTrainings Level 2 CPR and AED theoretical assessment - open response not a final test
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines for Paediatric CPR for Healthcare providers
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • UK Resus Council Guidelines for Anaphylaxis for Healthcare professional Document
  • UK Resus The Use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

What People are Saying

“I found this online training course very clear and thorough and I felt that it allowed me to revise the important aspects of BLS better than previous in-person courses that I have attended. ”

- Sarah, GP from Hampshire

“The modules were clearly articulated and well demonstrated. It was really important to highlight recent changes and review current recommendations. All aspects were shown in a careful reassuring manner which would encourage anyone to have the confidence to know what to do. Thank you!”

- Ruth, GP from Somerset