Course on Basic Life Support with defibrillator (AED)

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Course on Basic Life Support with defibrillator (AED)

Knowing how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and apply a defibrillator can save lives

It is estimated that each year there are more than 24,500 out-of-hospital cardiorespiratory arrests in Spain, one every 20 minutes on average, and they cause four times more deaths than traffic accidents. This high mortality rate can decrease if a series of actions are carried out, all of them important, that make up what is called the “Chain of Survival”.

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In order to perform this immediate care, the international scientific community - International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and American Heart Association (AHA) - promote accredited training of both health and non-health personnel to improve the response in the care of victims of cardiorespiratory arrest.

It is not necessary to have healthcare knowledge to attend these trainings sessions.

With this course, we train both individuals who want to acquire these skills at an individual level and groups, company personnel and other organizations that, due to their characteristics, may have some risk of incidents (schools and training centers, entities with a certain influx of people or places of public interest).


Course on Basic Life Support with defibrillator (AED)

  • 1. The early recognition of symptoms by the population (and, of course, health personnel) and the early activation of the Emergency System.
  • 2. Quick and adequate start of Basic Life Support (BLS) techniques. Assess awareness, open airway, ventilate, chest compressions, and safety lateral position.
  • 3. Early defibrillation.
  • 4. Indications of the BLS with AED.
  • 5. Guides and ethical aspects.


Basic Life Support courses are taught by accredited instructors from the IEM-Emergency Training Institute. The Institute for Medical Studies (IEM) is a center that provides specialized health training in emergencies at all levels.

It has qualified instructors with experience in emergencies, up-to-date in the IEM with the Consell Català de Ressuscitació (CCR) and the National CPR Plan of the Spanish Society of Intensive, Critical Medicine and Coronary Units (SEMICYUC) with the 2015 Life Support Recommendations of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC). Most are also regular teachers of the IEM in the Master's Degree in Comprehensive Assistance in Emergencies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

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