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Heartsaver CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training

Heartsaver CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) 

Aimed at: All staff 

This course is open to all staff members and Postgraduate Students who wish to know how to use the Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) which are located around the UCD campus. Certification is accredited by the Irish Heart Foundation/ American Heart Association and is valid for two years.


At the end of the course participants will have acquired the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), knowledge of how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults and children. Participants practice their skills with an instructor and must pass a skills test before they receive certification. Successful participants will receive an IHF/AHA course completion card which is valid for 2 years.


  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Use of Face Mask Barrier Devices
  • Adult Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Child Choking - Conscious and Unconscious
  • Safe and effective use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Special considerations when using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Skills Group Practice

The additional CFR portion of the course includes:

  • Stroke assessment (FAST Assessment)
  • Heart attack and the administration of aspirin
  • Patient Handover & CFR report
  • Infection Control
  • Post event issues (critical incident stress awareness and debrief)
  • Team resuscitation

Duration: 4hrs

Please register your interest for this course (opens in a new window)HERE

Interested applicants will be notified in advance as to when this course will be taking place.

This course is run based upon sufficient demand. For further details please contact the SIRC Office at (opens in a new window)sirc@ucd.ie

Contact UCD SIRC Office

University SIRC Office, Roebuck Castle, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8771 | E: sirc@ucd.ie