CPR/BLS and AED for Healthcare Professionals

CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

CPR/BLS and AED for Healthcare Professionals at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 46 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Arabic
£34.95 + VAT

The purpose of this Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation course is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding in the provision of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and of the safe use and management of an Automated External Defibrillator. This qualification offers the trained provider the opportunity to provide effective emergency lifesaving first aid care using an AED. This is achieved through the understanding of the BLS/AED algorithm and the responsibilities and treatment principles of AED use.

This course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for Adult, Child and Infant as well as healthcare variations on infant CPR. The course includes Safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression-only CPR, CPR handover and choking. This is ideal for nurses, care workers or medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership. In most cases, this course is ideal as an online-only course but if you need a practical session as well we have a network of approved instructors where we can offer the course as blended including a short practical session.

AED training is also included in the course. Learning AED skills is becoming more important with the increase in the numbers of units in the community and workplace. They are easy to use with a little training and make a real difference in the chance of survival to someone in cardiac arrest. If you have already completed any other first aid course you will understand the importance of the prompt use of an AED making this an ideal next course to take to develop your skills.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

  • Firefighters
  • Nurses 
  • Care workers
  • Doctors
  • First Aiders
  • Medical workers
  • People needing basic CPR skills

This course comes with 4.0 hrs (5.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 46 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Introduction
    • Introduction to CPR BLS and AED
    • Optional basic life support practical or video link evaluation
    • Fears of first aid
    • Asking permission to help
    • Scene Safety
    • Chain of Survival
    • Introduction to the ABCDE Approach 
    • ABCDE Approach to Patient Care
    • Barriers and Gloves
    • Respiration and Breathing
    • Pulse Points
    • Initial Assessment and the Recovery Position
    • Infant Recovery Position
  • Cardiac Arrest and CPR
    • First Aid vs BLS Healthcare Professionals
    • Adult CPR Introduction
    • Heart Attack
    • Adult CPR
    • Effective CPR
    • CPR Hand Over
    • Compressions Only CPR
    • Drowning
    • Adult Bag Valve Mask
    • Child CPR
    • Child CPR Breakdown
    • Child CPR for Healthcare Professionals
    • Infant CPR
    • Infant CPR for Health Professionals
    • Newborn CPR for BLS Healthcare Professionals
  • Choking Management 
    • Adult Choking 
    • Child Choking
    • Infant Choking
  • How to Use an AED
    • AED Introduction
    • Types of AED Units
    • AED Setup
    • AED Demo
    • Child AED
    • AED Maintenance
    • AED Pads
    • AED Batteries
    • AED Troubleshooting
    • AED Locations
  • Types of AED
  • AED's in Different Sectors
  • AED's and Dental Practices

Learning Outcomes 

1 Understand basic life support requirements 1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary
1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest

2 Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
2.2 Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child

3 Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures

4 Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly

5 Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

  • CPR/Basic Life Support Healthcare Professionals Student Manual V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • CPR/Basic Life Support Student Manual Version 7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProTrainings AED Student Manual V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • Russian Student Manual V7.0
  • AED infographic will guide you through the steps
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V7.0
  • Arabic Student First Aid Manual V7.0
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for industry
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for medical
  • CPR Flowchart handout. Infant and Child for Healthcare Professionals
  • Cardiac Science G3 user manual
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Decisions relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and not delivering CPR
  • European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation: 2017 update
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid Student Manual - Welsh
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • HeartStart FR3
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • IPAD SP1 AED Owners Leaflet
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Lifepac CR-T AED Instruction Manual
  • Lifepac CR2 AED Data Sheet
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • ProForm 17 ProTrainings Level 2 CPR and AED theoretical assessment - open response not a final test
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Spanish general student manual V7.0
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines for Paediatric CPR for Healthcare providers
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • UK Resus Council BLS and AED Guidelines 2015
  • UK Resus Council Guidelines for Anaphylaxis for Healthcare professional Document
  • UK Resus The Use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Web link to the Joint Epilepsy Council website - JEC
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Zoll AED Plus Manual
  • Zoll AED Plus user guide
  • Zoll AED Pro User Guide

What People are Saying

“Very good, clear advice. Nice chap delivering advice too. I learnt a couple things too which is good as I've done BLS a few times before”

- Kerry from Leicestershire

“This BLS/AED for healthcare professionals programme I have just under taken was very thorough and very well presented. I would recommend this to anyone needing this training.”

- Maryann, Dental Nurse from CA