HeartSaver AED is an Irish Heart Foundation certification course in association with the American Heart Association (AHA) which covers all of the essential aspects of CPR for adults and children.
The Heartsaver AED Course teaches you the basic techniques of CPR, how to use an AED and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants.
Who should attend?
Anybody who wishes to learn how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator and how to perform CPR can attend this training course. Prior first aid training is not necessary.
Candidates learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of Cardiac Arrest and Choking. Upon course completion candidates will be fully competent in the operation of an AED, Adult CPR, and the treatment of a choking patient.
The Heartsaver AED course is delivered over 4 hours. Additional modules such as Paediatric Life Support, oxygen therapy, and airway management can also be added if required.
The maximum number of candidates per instructor is 6 as strongly recommended by the IHF.
This ensures that each candidate receives personnel tuition, and constantly performs the required skills ensuing confidence in the candidate.
The Heartsaver AED course is delivered over 3 hours
The Instructor on this course will be an Experienced EMT/Paramedic whom will be certified by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
All candidates will receive a copy of the American Heart Association Heartsaver AED textbook. This is a requirement of the IHF to enhance the learning process. Successful candidates will be issued with an IHF/AHA course completion card which is valid for 2 years. This ensures that the candidate receives international certification recognised worldwide.