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Hospital Life Support & Automated External Defibrillation (HLS & AED)

Medical education training


To 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

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Target Group

Recommended for all registered clinical staff with direct patient contact; doctors not on the Resuscitation Team.

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

Duration 2hrs


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.

Cost and Booking Details

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. Please go to http://flo/training-development/resuscitation-clinical-skills/courses-available/hospital-life-support-and-automated-external-defibrillation-hls-aed/

External candidates will incur a charge of £35.  External candidates ONLY please e-mail dhft.resuscourses@nhs.net 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.