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First Aid at Work: The Recovery Position, CPR and Defibrillation – Online Learning

This online course is designed to help save lives by providing learners with the knowledge required to place people in the recovery positive and carry out CPR, defibrillation. With this e-learning course:

  • Explain what the recovery position is and know why, when and how to use it
  • Define what CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is and know why, when and how to use it
  • Explore what defibrillation is and know why, when and how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Course Introduction

This online learning course aims to provide learners with the ability to respond confidently and effectively in critical situations. Specifically, the content focuses on three fundamental life-saving techniques: the Recovery Position, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), and Defibrillation.

As emergencies can happen at any time, our goal is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a difference in the crucial moments following an incident empowering them with the tools to act decisively and potentially save lives.

Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction
  • Review a scenario that tests your current knowledge
  • Explore the aims and intention of the course
  • An overview of the main course content for reference
Module 2 – The Recovery Position
  • Examine what the recovery position is
  • Identify why the recovery position is used
  • Establish how the recovery position reduces risks to the injured person
  • Know when to put a person in the recovery position
  • Follow key steps to put someone in the recovery position
Module 3 – CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Explore the what, when and why of CPR
  • Review what to do before giving CPR
  • Follow key steps to give CPR
  • Examine rescue breaths and the cycle of compression and breaths
  • Test your knowledge of CPR and how to apply it
Module 4 – Defibrillation
  • Explore what defibrillation is
  • Define the what, why and when of AED (automated external defibrillator) use
  • Review what to do before using an AED
  • Follow key steps to using an AED
Module 5 – Recap
  • A full review of the key points covered
Module 6 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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