Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and workplaces.
A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if there are appropriately qualified personnel to use it.
This very practical course will enable you to use the AED competently and with confidence.
Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in basic life support including resuscitation.
A minimum of 4 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities.
A range of subjects are covered including:
Responsibilities and reporting
Assessment of the situation
Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
Assessment and Marking
There are practical and oral assessments throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning as well as the completion of a question paper at the end of the course. A pass will be awarded if you have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session and successfully completed the question paper.
This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew your qualification after 3 years, you will need to retake the full course.
However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, you attend annual refresher courses.
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.