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.

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.

NZQA Credits

The Unit Standards associated with this course are:

6402 Provide Basic Life Support – Version 8, Level 1, Credits 1

If you would like these credits logged with NZQA, please provide your NZQA number or NSN number and your date of birth to your MediTrain Instructor.

Topics Include

  • 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


4 hours

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