CPR & First Aid training – Learn to save a life: Accredited CPR AND FIRST AID Courses
See our Booking page for upcoming courses and FAQs for more details. We’re happy to organise any course on request.
- Heartcode (blended elearning version of the BLS for Healthcare Provider course)
- BLS for Healthcare Providers
- Heartsaver CPR & AED
- CPR for family & Friends
- Cardiac First Response (CFR) – Community
- Basic First Aid
HealthCare Minds is an Affiliated Training Site with the Irish Heart Foundation CPR & ECC Programme
Learning CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) is easy, everyone can learn, and could save a life. By giving early CPR and using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) you could double or even triple a person’s chance of survival following a Cardiac Arrest.
First Aid helps to save lives too, it can help promote recovery, and prevent a person’s injury or sudden illness from getting worse. Knowing some basic first aid will ensure you know what to do until more advanced help arrives.
80% of sudden cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital. Learn how to respond in a sudden cardiac arrest emergency with confidence and the necessary skills.
Courses are suitable for anyone wanting to meet job or regulatory requirements or who just want to learn CPR or first aid. Please contact us to discuss which course will best suit your needs, we run course for medics, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, healthcare assistants, youth groups, schools, parents of infants and young children and more. Courses can be tailored to meet your bespoke requirements.
CPR Courses are certified by and run in accordance with the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) in association with the American Heart Association/Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) guidelines. Participants will receive an internationally recognised certificate which is valid for 2 years.
BLS HEARTCODE: This is a blended elearning version of the BLS for healthcare provider course, it is completed in two parts.
Part One: You will receive a key code so you can access and complete this course online at a convenient time and at a pace that suits you, you can click in and out of it as you please. The online course contains videos and simulation scenarios. Once you complete the online course and the MCQs you print your own certificate.
Part Two: Submit your certificate to HealthCare Minds and complete the face to face component where you will practice your skills and complete your skills test. This will be done in a safe environment following best practice guidelines in relation to COVID-19. Having completed the theory and MCQs online means the contact time required is substantially reduced.
You will then receive full BLS certification for the next two years and they have access to the course and learning materials for the two year period.
BLS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER COURSE: The Healthcare Provider Course is for medical, para-medical and allied healthcare professionals. The skills taught include adult and paediatric CPR including two rescuer scenarios, use of bag valve mask and barrier devices, management of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO), the use of AEDs and Team dynamics. Evaluated through skills testing, and a written exam.
CPR FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS COURSE: Ideal for anyone interested in learning the basic skills involved in CPR.
HEARTSAVER AED COURSE: Ideal for anyone working in healthcare or wants to know more. Gain CPR skills, how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants. Evaluated through skills testing.
CARDIAC FIRST RESPONSE (CFR) COMMUNITY COURSE: Ideal for community groups and First Aid Responders. Includes the Heartsaver AED Course (recommended for lay persons) OR the BLS for Healthcare Provider Course (Healthcare professionals) PLUS additional modules: the administration of aspirin, stroke assessment, critical incident stress awareness & debrief, Cardiac First Responder Report and legal indemnity issues.
EMERGENCY & BASIC FIRST AID COURSES: Having proper first aider training and first aid equipment means accidents and illnesses can be treated quickly and may even save a person’s life.
See our FAQ page for more details of all our courses, and our booking page for dates of upcoming courses, for group bookings or to request a course please contact us.