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CPR Course Brisbane

CPR courses brisbaneWhy you need CPR training?

Our CPR Course held in Brisbane will help you to develop the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.  You will learn basic anatomy and physiology and how to apply the DRSABCD procedures for treating a casualty.

While CPR is a last resort intervention, a person without a pulse will all but certainly die, the physical nature of how CPR is performed may lead to complications which may need to be rectified.  The most common injuries sustained from CPR are rib fractures, with literature suggesting an incidence between 13% and 97%, and sternal fractures, with an incidence between 1% to 43%.

CPR is indicated for any person unresponsive with no breathing or breathing only in occasional agonal gasps, as it is most likely that they are in cardiac arrest.  If a person still has a pulse but is not breathing (respiratory arrest) artificial ventilations may be more appropriate, but, due to the difficulty people have in accurately assessing the presence or absence of a pulse, CPR guidelines recommend that lay persons should not stop CPR to check the pulse.

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CPR Course Brisbane

HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation


•    $60 per person – book with a group and get a discount
•    For group/company bookings, please contact us for a free quote on 1300 707 677


•    Full course:  3 hours face-to-face
•    Full course:  pre-course study plus 2 hours face-to-face
•    Refresher course:  pre-course study plus 1.5 hours face-to-face


Our CPR Course Brisbane is like no other, we will provide you with the skills and knowledge but most importantly the confidence to be able to handle any emergency on your own that may potentially occur with a friend, family member or a stranger in desperate need of assistance, which could save their life.

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that is often combined with chest compression’s and artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.  It is recommended in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing.

CPR involves chest compression’s at one third of the patients chest depth and at a rate of at least 100 to 120 compression’s per minute.  The rescuer may also provide artificial ventilation by exhaling air into the subject’s mouth or nose (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) or by using a device that pushes air into the subject’s lungs (mechanical ventilation).

You will learn

•    How to assess and respond to an emergency situation
•    The legal responsibilities of a first aider
•    Duty of care responsibilities to yourself and others
•    How to use the DRSABCD procedure
•    The dangers of performing CPR
•    How to locate the heart for compressions during CPR
•    How deep to compress the chest cavity during CPR
•    How to perform CPR for an adult, child and infant
•    How to position the patients head when performing CPR
•    The ratio for compressions and breathes during CPR
•    When to commence and stop CPR
•    How to use an AED (automated external defibrillator)
•    Safety precautions while using a defibrillator
•    What to do if the patient has an obstructed airway
•    How to put a patient into the recovery position
•    How to maintain a clear airway
•    How to use safe manual handling techniques
•    How to provide accurate verbal or written reports of the incident
•    Safe work practices and infection control
•    Privacy and confidentiality
•    How to communicate details of the incident

Who may need this course?

•    Fitters
•    Electricians
•    Mechanics
•    Maintenance workers
•    Childcare workers
•    Personal trainers
•    Swimming instructors
•    Teachers
•    Educators
•    Lifeguards
•    Midwifes
•    Nanny’s
•    Nurses
•    Doctors
•    Therapists
•    Youth workers
•    Age care workers
•    Disability support workers
•    Managers
•    Supervisors
•    Technicians
•    Labourer’s
•    Coal mine workers
•    Construction workers
•    Chefs & cooks
•    Security officers


CPR is used on people in cardiac arrest in order to oxygenate the blood and maintain a cardiac output to keep vital organs alive. Blood circulation and oxygenation are required to transport oxygen to the tissues. The physiology of CPR involves generating a pressure gradient between the arterial and venous vascular beds; CPR achieves this via multiple mechanisms.  The brain may sustain damage after blood flow has been stopped for about four minutes and irreversible damage after about seven minutes.

CPR alone is unlikely to restart the heart.  The main purpose behind CPR is to restore partial flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, heart and vital organs.  The objective of CPR is to delay tissue death and to extend the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage.  Administration of an electric shock to the patients heart with the use of a defibrillator, is usually needed in order to restore a viable or “perfusing” heart rhythm.  Defibrillation is effective only for certain heart rhythms, ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia, rather than asystole or pulseless electrical activity.  CPR may succeed in inducing a heart rhythm that may be shockable.  In general, CPR is continued until the person has a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) or is declared dead.

•    Apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures
•    Respond to an emergency situation
•    Perform CPR in accordance with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines
•    Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
•    Communicate details of the incident
•    Evaluate the incident and own performance


•    Course material
•    Tea and coffee facilities
•    Equipment required to complete the training
•    Training conducted by experienced first aid safety specialists
•    Maximum of 20 students per course
•    Extensive knowledge of relevant legislation
•    Theory and practical training
•    Risk management advice for the type of work to be conducted

Course requirements

For our CPR Course Brisbane, it is recommended that participants should have sound language, literacy and numeracy skills.  The participant should contact All Training Services prior to enrolment for a free assessment if they’re unsure whether they meet this requirement.

•    Please read our  All Training Services Student Handbook for student rights and obligations prior to course registration
•    By enrolling in a course you are deemed to have accepted the policies and procedures of All Training Services
•    Please be at the course 15 minutes prior to commencement of course
•    Admission after the course has commenced will be left to Management’s discretion.  A 100% fee will be charged for non-attendance if less than 48 hours or no notice is given in writing


For our CPR Course Brisbane, there are no pre-requisites; however it is a requirement of the CPR certification that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR manikin placed on the floor.

Participants must provide

•    Own lunch
•    Own transport
•    Must wear suitable clothing and enclosed in footwear
•    Please bring photo identification as needed for your course

Assessments and Awards


•    Written assessment
•    Practical scenario/s

Refresher Training

To maintain competency it is suggested that a refresher course is undertaken for:

•    HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation – every 12 months


Our CPR Course Brisbane is nationally recognised.  Students who are deemed ‘Competent’ will be awarded a nationally recognised statement of attainment for:

•    HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

The statement of attainment will be issued by partnering RTO:

•    Allens Training Pty Ltd (RTO # 90909)

Please click this link to view the Allens Training Pty Ltd Student Handbook for this course.

All Training Services can also be found on the firstaidtraining.com.au website.

Relevant courses

Our CPR Course Brisbane can be packaged with other courses of your choice.  Please contact All Training Services for a free quote on course packages and receive significant savings.

Call us to make an arrangement suitable for you 1300 707 677