CPR Training


Basic Life Support For Healthcare Providers

This internationally-certified, 2-year course equips any healthcare professional working in hospitals or clinical settings with the skills to recognise sudden cardiac arrest in all age groups, activate the appropriate emergency response, and commence CPR in a timely manner with the use of an AED as soon as it becomes available.

This is a hybrid BLS course with 2 parts:

  • Part 1: self-directed online learning time (approx. 3 hours)
  • Part 2: skills-based training in the Croi Heart & Stroke Centre, Galway (2 hours)
Upcoming Training:

When: Monday, April 22nd, 1:30 – 3:30 pm 

Where: Croí Heart & Stroke Centre

When: Monday, May 13th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm 

Where: Croí Heart & Stroke Centre

Heart Saver AED Course

The complete Heartsaver AED Course takes approximately three and a half hours to complete and teaches the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants.

The Heartsaver AED course follows a practice-while-watching video format and is led by instructors who will provide feedback and guide you through the lessons and help improve your CPR technique as you practice on a manikin.

Participants who can demonstrate high quality CPR at the end of the course will receive an IHF/AHA Heartsaver AED course certificate which is valid for two years.

Upcoming Training:


When: Monday, April 22nd, 9:00am – 12:30pm 

Where: Croí Heart & Stroke Centre

When: Monday, May 13th, 9:00am – 12:30pm 

Where: Croí Heart & Stroke Centre

Lifesaving Training

Croí delivers a range of certified courses in lifesaving skills, including resuscitation and dealing with life-threatening emergencies such as choking. For healthcare professionals, training of this nature is usually mandatory and Croí offers you an internationally recognised qualification. However, over two thirds of emergencies, such as cardiac arrest or choking, happen outside of hospitals and occur in people’s homes, in community places and schools and in the vast majority of cases with a bystander present. Whether you are a parent, a school teacher or a member of the general public being equipped with the necessary skills can mean the difference between life and death. By taking the time to learn about resuscitation and life-saving skills, you could save someone’s life.

Cardiac First Responder (CFR) Qualification

Who is this course designed for?

This certified course is designed especially for people working in community settings, parents, school teachers and members of the general public. This course is not suitable for healthcare professionals (such as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists) working in hospitals or clinical settings.

Course content:

  • How to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in adults, children and infants.
  • How to manage choking in all age groups
  • How to recognise and manage a heart attack
  • When and how to administer aspirin correctly
  • How to recognise a stroke and what action is required
  • How to manage an unconscious person, including use of the recovery position

Contact Croí for more details at healthteam@croi.ie

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