Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training

Why do I need to know about CPR training?

Following a recent change to legislation, ( SI 449 of 2015 ) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training is mandatory for all pharmacists wishing to supply and administer certain medicines to both adults and children in an emergency situation, as well as specific vaccines.  To assist pharmacists who wish to source appropriate training courses, which meet the requirements, information has been provided below.

Which CPR course should I do?

Please note only the following CPR courses have been identified by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI – the Pharmacy Regulator) as being suitable to meet pharmacists’ training requirements in line with SI 449/2015:

Further information on PSI approved CPR standards can be found on the PSI website.

How do I source an appropriate CPR course?

Please note that not all the providers listed on these websites will provide training in Cardiac First Response Community Level (PHECC) or Heartsaver CPR AED, AHA; so it is important to confirm with the relevant provider at the time of booking that they do indeed provide the correct course.

Upcoming CPR Courses (If you have a CPR course you'd like to list, please click here ).

So that pharmacists can more easily access an appropriate CPR training course, the IIOP has invited course providers to list suitable upcoming CPR courses which will be taking place around Ireland over the next 6 months. Pharmacists can access up-to-date information on available courses by using this table.

You can use the search box to search by keyword, or you can simply sort the table by any of the column headings shown.

Heartsaver® CPR AED, AHA and Cardiac First Response Community Level, PHECC Heart Safety Solutions Nationwide Please call to arrange +353 1 4578719 Garrett
Heartsaver® CPR AED, AHA and Cardiac First Response Community Level, PHECC Elite Ambulance Nationwide Please call to arrange +353 21 4524666 Donal
Cardiac First Response Community Level, PHECC Allergy Lifestyle Nationwide Please call to arrange +353 1-9015770
Heartsaver® CPR AED, AHA Hibernian Healthcare Nationwide Please call to arrange +353 1 460 4820

Please note this list is not exhaustive and may not list all courses available. Additionally the IIOP does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the data contained on the websites of third parties.

How do I book a CPR course?

1A. Visit the websites of PHECC and/or Irish Heart Foundation (see web-links above) in order to source your preferred training provider.

1B. Alternatively, you can refer to the list compiled above by the IIOP for your convenience, detailing some upcoming CPR training courses.

2. Contact your chosen provider, using the details listed on the websites above. Please note, the IIOP cannot make booking arrangements on behalf of pharmacists.

3. Specify which course the training provider offers.  Remember the course you complete must be either:

  • Cardiac First Response Community Level, PHECC, or
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED, AHA

4. Once you have successfully completed the CPR training course, please ensure you keep your Certificate of completion and any payment receipts for your records as evidence of certification may be required by the PSI.

5. Please address any queries you may have on this information to the IIOP team at