Basic Life Support and AED (Automated External Defibrillation)

Basic Life Support and AED (Automated External Defibrillation)



3 hour course


On site training


Mandatory course


12 with 1 trainer
24 with 2 trainers


Refresher recommended annually

Course Overview:

  • This course will enable the delegates to know how to recognise an adult, child or infant in cardiac arrest and be able to provide basic life support, including the safe use of an AED
  • It is suitable for anyone

At the end of the training the delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise and treat a choking adult, child or infant
  • Identify how and when to use the recovery position
  • Recognise an adult, child or infant in cardiac arrest
  • Initiate basic life support (including the use of a pocket mask) and summon appropriate help
  • Describe the chain of survival and the need for defibrillation
  • Describe cardiac rhythms & what happens during defibrillation
  • Recognise the safety aspects of defibrillation
  • Demonstrate competence in using an AED
  • Appropriately handover the patient to the emergency services
  • Know how to service and maintain an AED

Course Delivery:

  • Demonstration
  • Discussion
  • Group work
  • Peer feedback

Course Assessment:

  • Demonstration of effective and appropriate Basic Life Support on a training manikin of an adult, child and infant
  • Safe and effective use of the AED


  • Clean floor space

Recent Feedback:
“The training was fantastic, your trainers were very knowledgeable and they were able to get the best out of our trainees whatever their background.”
“Very good course, clear and practical”