Purpose Of This Course

This RCSA  hands-on practical course is facilitated by medically trained and experienced frontline healthcare professionals who are accredited facilitators.  The course is designed to provide the most current CPR guidelines, practice and  refresher techniques used by frontline healthcare professionals who perform CPR to ensure oxygenated blood circulation, specifically to perfuse the patient’s brain and heart which is necessary and vital to enable the brain and heart to remain “alive” until a normal heartbeat is achieved and good perfusion to the brain is restored.


6 hours, face to face.


A 25-page CPR for Professionals student manual is provided to each participant for review before, during and after the course. For successful completion of the course, participants will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in CPR and AED use, and obtain a score of at least 84% in the final written evaluation.


RCSA authorised, approved and endorsed accredited certificate valid for 2 years.

CPD Points – as relevant and applicable dependent on eg SAIOSH membership

Discovery Vitality Members earn 1000 Discovery Miles for completing course eligible for points.

Covid-19 Protocols And Regulatory Compliances As Directed

Strictly observed and included in the training methodology and outcomes.



This RCSA (Resuscitation Council of South Africa) CPR for Professionals course is locally produced and designed to teach the skills of CPR for choking victims of all ages, including ventilation with barrier devices, pocket masks, bag-valve-mask devices with supplemental oxygen, the use of Automated External Defibrillators etc to healthcare providers in hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

The course is also designed for anyone required to take a Healthcare Provider Course for employment purposes and is accepted as a prerequisite for advanced courses in resuscitation, including Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Neonatal Life Support (ANLS), BLS and Local Instructor courses.

Target Market

The course is aimed at healthcare providers who provide service to patient’s in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings inclusive of, but are not limited to: doctors, nurses, paramedics, dentists, dental assistants, medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, doctor’s assistants, registrars, interns, medical and nursing students in training, aides, medical and nursing assistants and other allied health personnel.

Training Methodology and Philosophy

A foundation of mentorship, raising awareness, respect and vigilance for health, safety, security and protection of spaces and places where people live, work, meet and gather.


Frontline Healthcare Professional Facilitators 

Rhens is in partnership with Heart Guardians Emergency Training Centre headed by Helene Basson who is accredited with inter alia SAIOSH, RCSA, AHA, SAIOSH, Intrasafe, has over 12 years service in Emergency Medical Services, is a Clinical Facilitator and a BLS Instructor working with Frontline Healthcare Professionals to instruct AHA and RCSA courses; is a CPG instructor for the pre-hospital medical staff; has current ACLS- advanced cardiac life support status; worked in COVID-19-ICU and has ITLS- International Trauma Life Support Instructor status.  Helene is supported by Sister Ingrid Watson (click here) who heads our Frontline Healthcare Professional Advisory Panel Of Experts.


Latest Remote-Work-From-Home & COVID-19 Directives Impacting Employees Safety

It is highly recommended that employers ensure that all staff who work off – site are trained in first-responder  eg. First Aid & Fire-Fighting Level 1 as a minimum, in case of an injury ‘on duty’ in the absence of ‘traditional, on-site first responders’ when medical emergencies arise out of office.  This recommendation is supported by the ILO’s ‘An employers’ guide on working from home in response to the outbreak of COVID-19′ (for quick reference to health and safety for remote workers, refer to page 19,20 and 21 ).

Invitation: Donate To A Skills Development Campaign To Uplift Poorer Communities (Also A CSI-Spend Model For Companies) 

Click here for some Emergency Medical Statistics’ and an invitation to support the Community Safety Champions campaign, a skills-entrepreneurship-mentorship based turn-around strategy by ‘communities for communities‘ to rapidly improve health & safety socio-economic conditions in poorer (WC) communities with a focus on youth, women, the frail and aged, victims of GBV and PWD.


Disclaimer and Terms & Conditions

Please review our full T&C’S on our website.


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