Life-saving first aid
– refresher course

3 hours (180 minutes)

Participants will be able to act upon previously learned first aid skills and handle first aid situations in accordance with the 4 key steps of first aid.

Participants will have received repetition in giving appropriate life-saving first aid to victims with foreign objects lodged in their throats or limited consciousness.

Participants will be able to give appropriate first aid to victims with: Life-threatening bleeding, signs of circulatory failure, life-threatening burns, as well as giving first aid in poisoning and chemical burn situations.

Participants will be able to initially ensure the safety of the victim, rescuer and any bystanders and safely moving victims on the ground or in vehicles. Participants will have an understanding of how to deliver early psychological first aid.

Participants will become familiar with the procedure for giving basic life support with a defibrillator.


  • Repetition of parts of the content from the “First aid for cardiac arrest” and “First aid for accidents” basic training courses
  • Giving first aid to bleeding victims
  • Giving first aid to victims with burns and scalds
  • Giving first aid to poisoning victims
  • Giving first aid to chemical burn victims
  • How to safely move victims
  • Realistic exercises are practised with emphasis on training participants in the 4 key steps

The course is carried out with the assumption that the participants have completed the “First aid for cardiac arrest” and “First aid for accidents” basic training courses or the “CPR” and “Resuscitation with defibrillator” modules within the last 24 months.

The course focuses on practical training of life-saving first aid and updating first-aid skills that are not included in the Danish First Aid Council basic training course.

The training course must be regarded as part of a refresher process together with the “Cardiac arrest first aid refresher” course over a 48 month period.

An electronic certificate is issued for the “Life-saving first aid refresher” course provided that the participants have been active and involved throughout the duration of the course.

As this is a refresher course, it does not replace any previously acquired course/training certificates. Participants must still present these to document a certification.

Please note that the Danish First Aid Council recommends that one of the refresher courses is completed every 24 months following the completion of the corresponding basic training course in order to ensure that the an individual’s first aid skills are always refreshed and up to date.

Participants are free to select between two courses (“Life-saving first aid refresher course” and “Cardiac arrest first aid refresher course”), but the “Cardiac arrest first aid refresher course” must be completed within a 48 month timeframe. One can therefore complete the “Life-saving first aid refresher” course within the first 24 months.

This training course particularly emphasises accidents and injuries where CPR is not necessary.