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Basic Life Support & Automated External Defibrillation

This course will help you understand the systematic approach to assessment of patients at risk of cardiac arrest (ABCDE); how to perform safe adult life support (CPR); how to safely operate the automated external defibrillator (AED); signs, symptoms and immediate management of anaphylaxis.

Accrediting Body

UHDB Trust

Target Group

Recommended for all registered clinical staff with direct patient contact and doctors not on the resuscitation team.

May be relevant to registered clinical staff with indirect patient contact.


2 hours



Candidates are subject to continual assessment throughout the session and are required to be competent at cardiopulmonary resuscitation and safe operation of the AED. Successful completion of the session results in updating of training details on the staff database.



Book your place

These sessions are NOT drop-in sessions.

This session is free to all staff employed by the Trust who must register by using the online booking form on the Trust intranet.

External candidates will incur a charge of £35.  External candidates ONLY please e-mail  

To secure a place you will be required to complete a booking form which will be sent to you via an e-mail.

A confirmation e-mail of your booking will be sent.

GDPR notice

What you should not submit

Each question within our form clearly stipulates the information required from you. Please do not include further details about yourself or anyone else other than that being specifically asked. 

What information we collect

  • Name, profession, employer and job title
  • Contact information including address, telephone numbers and email address
  • Special dietary / access requirements
  • Relevant payment and invoicing information

How we use your information 

The personal information you submit via the registration form is used to keep an accurate record of who is attending one of the advertised training courses. None of your personal information is sold on or shared with any third party organisation. 

Who can access your information 

Course administrators and facilitators. This access is required to confirm your registration and to keep an accurate record of who is attending each course. 

Senior website administrators access your submitted personal information via a password protected secure access point within our website system. This access is required for technical support purposes.

How we store your information

When a form has been submitted we will keep a hard copy as required by the governing body of the course. Forms are kept for a maximum of 5 years in a secure environment.

How long we store your information for 

We store personal information for as short a time as possible. 

Unless you have otherwise stipulated within your submitted registration, your details will be removed from our protected hospital computer network shortly after you have attended your training course. 

Removal of your information from our records 

You are entitled to request that we remove any personal information we have about you stored within our systems at any time. For more information on how to do this please email