Learn CPR and Lifesaving Skills

The Croí Centre for Lifesaving Training offers a selection of CPR courses throughout the year.

We offer lifesaving courses for the general public as well as healthcare professionals. We can teach you what to do if an adult, child or infant collapses or starts to choke.

Croí CPR and AED courses are ongoing at the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Galway. For further information email alma@croi.ie or call 091-544310.

Course Information

Cardiac First Responder (CFR) - Community Level

Individuals / Community & Sports Groups / Carers

This internationally certified (2-years) course incorporates full Heartsaver CPR and AED training with an additional CFR community level module.

You will learn:

-  CPR and AED skills for adults & children
-  CPR for infants
-  How to manage choking in all age groups
-  How to manage a heart attack and administer aspirin
-  Stroke recognition
-  Recovery position

Course manuals and pocket masks can be purchased on the day of training.

Course duration: 1 day 8.45am - 4.00pm

Size: Maximum 6 students per trainer. You can book as an individual or as a group of multiples of 6.

Course fee: €65 per person for NIPC Alliance members / €75 standard rate includes certificate

Basic Life Support (BLS) - Healthcare Providers only

Healthcare Providers (Doctors & Nurses etc)

We offer an internationally recognised, certified (2-years) training course for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers in Basic Life Support which includes use of an AED, CPR and management of choking in all age groups (adults, children and infants).

You will learn:

- CPR; choking; AED in infant; child; adult
- 2-person CPR 
- Bag-Valve-Mask
- Advanced Airway

Course duration: 1 day 8.45am - 4.00pm

Class Size: Maximum 6 students per trainer. You can book as an individual or as a group of multiples of 6.

Course fee: €100 per person for NIPC Alliance members / €15 standard rate includes certificate

Manual and pocket masks are included in the price.

Other Courses offered by Croí

Croí CPR4Parents

This course is targeted at parents or carers of children and infants. You will learn CPR and management of choking in both of these age groups. Training is provided in a relaxed environment and also includes a general discussion on accident prevention and childhood illnesses.

Croí Certificate of Attendance issued.
Course manuals and pocket masks can be purchased on the day of training.
Course duration 3 hours
Individual bookings; groups of 6 or multiples thereof

CPR4Parents Flyer

Upcoming CPR4Parents Course:

Please contact Alma ​      Email: alma@croi.ie

Croí ‘First Steps’ for Schools (Students)

Croí ‘First Steps’ is an education session for groups interested in finding out about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how to respond in the initial stages following collapse and until an 
Automated External Defibrillator arrives on scene. This session is useful for those who wish to consider availing of certified training but want to know more before booking on one of our courses.

  • The session includes some practical hands-on CPR training and practice.
  • Why not get a group together to attend a session with us?
  • This session is ideal for schools!
  • Course Duration 1.5hours
  • Cost: €10 per person, minimum of 20-25 people required to run this course.

For further information on all training options Contact us on:

Tel: 091-544310 or Email: alma@croi.ie


Croí is a registered Irish heart & stroke charity dedicated to the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a special focus on the West of Ireland. 

Our Mission is to 'Prevent Disease, Save Lives, Promote Recovery and Wellbeing'

The charity is totally funded through the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy.
Charity Number: CHY7500

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