Basic Life Support (CPR)

This certificated course concentrates on the life saving skills of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, which is rescue breathing together with chest (i.e. heart) compressions.

This is a practical course in which you will spend 75% of the time practicing the techniques for CPR and choking. This course should be refreshed within two years to ensure certificate holders update and refresh their knowledge and practical skills in all major areas.

Basic Life Support (CPR) Course Meditrain South

Basic Life Support (CPR)

The Basic Life Support Course covers the most critical methods of saving a life in common situations.

This is a practical course in which you will spend 75% of the time practicing the techniques for CPR and choking. This course should be refreshed within two years to ensure certificate holders update and refresh their knowledge and practical skills in all major areas.

Who should attend?

Persons over 16 years of age. Particularly people who work in life threatening environments, people working with electricity, life guards, swimming pool owners/attendants, caregivers responsible for those with a heart condition, parents of infants at risk.

Topics covered

  • Barriers & Safety
  • Recognising respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Rescue breathing
  • Choking manoeuvres
  • Signs and symptoms of a heart attack
  • Care of a heart attack
  • CPR – Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation

NZQA Credits

Meditrain South is a registered Private Training Establishment that offers first aid courses that are recognized by Worksafe as Workplace First Aid Course and are accredited by the New Zealand Qualification Authority and the Ministry of Education.

The unit standards associated with this course are:

  • 6402 - Provide Basic Life Support - Version 8, Level 1, Credits 1
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