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CPR/AED Training

This training was developed solely for the use of National Institutes of Health (NIH) employees and trainees.  Neither the NIH nor its employees warrant the use of the training by other users or for other purposes.  NIH suggests that users outside the agency consult the safety and health professionals at your institution for specific guidance.

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) 402-3743 or via email.

Select one of the links below for more information:

CPR/AED Training

Note: Training is limited to NIH Employees, long-term contractors and special assigned personnel.

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:

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:

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) 402-3743 or via email.


If you are interested in being certified for Lay Responder CPR/AED Training, register here.


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AED Locations

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been placed at the following locations:

Select Campus:  
AEDs in Building 1 (Mike)
1st Floor Lobby Across From Elevator
2nd Floor Next To Elevator
3rd Floor Next To Elevator
Basement Floor Across From Elevator

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