The Defibrillator Training course is referred to by many names: AED training, Automated External Defibrillator training. There are 2 accredited versions of this course. Version A: Cardiac First Response Training, CFR Training, CFR Community Level Training, CFR Community Level Providers Training . Version B: Heartsaver Training.
This course is designed to provide participants with essential lifesaving skills such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of automated external defibrillator (AED). Cardiac First Responders play a vital role in keeping a person alive until they can receive care from the emergency medical services.
Defibrillator training is aimed at: employees to provide support to the first aid responders at their workplace, members of the public, and healthcare professionals.
Available as an Onsite Course
Available as a Public Course
- Display skills and knowledge related to the delivery of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
- Display the requisite personal skills including: composure, competence and self-confidence, while understanding their limitations.
- Provide CFR in the workplace and other environments, including: home and recreational settings.
- Calling the emergency medical services for assistance and provide adequate cover until their arrival.
- Provide support to the first aid responder.
- Cardiac emergencies: heart attack and stroke
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – adult, child and infant
- Aspirin administration
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Patient assessment and scene management
- Care of the unconscious patient
- Recovery position
- Airway obstruction and choking
- Skills practice
A maximum of 6 participants can attend each Heartsaver training session.
Larger class sizes are possible providing that the ratio of participants to trainer is maintained.
Double the number of participants can be trained in a-day by running 2 sessions back-to-back.
If you have a preference for a particular type of accreditation please advise our customer support advisers.
Course Entry Requirements
There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course.
There is no minimum age requirement, however, participants should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive certification. 16 years of age is recommended as the benchmark.
There are no special site requirements associated with this course.
Public Course Dates
Summary Of Assessments
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