Basic Life Support - CPR and AED


This course covers the basic life support procedure with the use of an AED Device. The content of the course is based on the current ERC guidelines 2021: .Within research centres, it is considered important that the research environment is "cardiac safe" and that all researchers are able to recognise the signs of a cardiac arrest, to perform CPR and to operate the AED if an emergency situation (cardiac arrest) would occur with a patient/participant/colleague. Both theoretical and practical aspects will be covered in this course and participants will receive a certificate of participation afterwards.

This course will be given in Dutch

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to...

  • recognize the signs of cardiac arrest (and alert emergency services);
  • start CPR and apply techniques of chest compression and rescue breaths;
  • use the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device.


An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • interpersonal competences:
    • leadership
  • personal effectiveness:
    • responsibility
    • anticipation
    • initiative
    • stress management
  • task-orientedness:
    • decisiveness


For whom?

  • PhD students and postdocs within the Doctoral School of Health & Life Sciences
  • This course will be given in Dutch


The same session will be given four times, to be able to work in smaller groups:

  • December 9, 10:00-12:00
  • December 9, 13:00-15:00
  • December 14, 10:00-12:00
  • December 14, 13:00-15:00


  • December 9: Campus Diepenbeek, building D, room A9
  • December 14: Campus Diepenbeek, building D, room A7


  • Registration is now closed
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email in due time.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).