As an NIH employee, you can receive CPR/AED training (cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillator). The training covers CPR instruction with the use of AEDs located at NIH facilities located on and off campus. In the event of a cardiac arrest, the AED is used to apply electrical shocks that can restore normal cardiac rhythm until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive on site. Training is available to NIH employees to support the goal of making the NIH community a safer place to work. For additional information about this program contact the AED Program Manager at (301) 496-2960 or via email.
The training and participation of the NIH community is a vital component of our Public Access Defibrillation Program. The training covers the use of an AED and CPR for an adult.
We offers two types of CPR/AED training:
1. Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Training
2. Lay Responder CPR/AED Training
Both training offerings provides the following:
Two year certification.
Free to all NIH employees.
Follows the guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association.
Database tracking with renewal notification 90 days before your current card expires.
Training on the current Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) that are both on and off campus of NIH.
Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Training is designed to provide healthcare professionals (i.e. physicians, nurses, those who work in patient contact areas, clinical staff, or NIH Public Health Service) the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. It is mandatory for healthcare providers to take this training.
Only individuals at NIH, providing healthcare, may enroll and take the Healthcare Provider AED/CPR Training.
If you are a healthcare provider that wants to be certified in Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Training, register here.
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Lay Responder CPR/AED Training teaches individuals (not healthcare providers) critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. The course does not fulfill
Healthcare Provider Certification.
If you are a healthcare provider, you must take the Healthcare Provider AED/CPR Training, not the Lay Responder AED/CPR Training.
If your institute, organization or building would like to schedule a Lay Responder CPR/AED Training at your location, contact the AED Program Manager at (301) 496-2960 or via
If you are interested in being certified for Lay Responder CPR/AED Training, register
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