BLS and AED for Community, Sports, Schools & Voluntary Groups
Crystal Safety Services affiliated training site with the Irish Heart Foundation now offers the following provider courses within the Basic Life Support (BLS) programme:
Heartsaver AEDHeartsaver CPR & AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.
Upon completion of this course, students receive an IHF/AHA CPR & AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years. During the course, an IHF Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their CPR and AED skills practice and testing. This course takes approximately 3 hours.
Cardiac First Response (CFR) ResponderThe CFR Responder Course taught by the Irish Heart Foundation includes the Heartsaver AED Course (please see above) plus additional modules. These include the administration of aspirin, stroke assessment (FAST Assessment), critical incident stress awareness, Cardiac First Responder Report (CFRR) and legal indemnity issues. The CFR Responder Course takes approximately 6 hours to complete and you will receive an Irish Heart Foundation / Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) CFR Responder course completion card in addition to a Heartsaver AED course completion card upon successfully completing the course. This is a dually IHF/AHA and IHF/PHECC certified course