Heart & Circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year in the U.K. Many of these lives could have been saved if an (AED) Defibrillator had been used on the casualty.
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are becoming more and more popular in public & work places, sports grounds, schools, church halls, etc as they really do save lives.
Anyone can use a Defibrillator as they are very straightforward to use. However, many people lack the confidence to know what to do if they find someone unconscious and not breathing. This is where Defibrillator Training can really help save lives.
This very practical Defibrillator Training course will enable you to use the AED Defibrillator with confidence and will also include CPR training.
The British Heart foundation research shows that if a Defibrillator is used within 3-5 minutes of a individual going into cardiac arrest their survival rate increases from 6 percent to 74 percent, clearly illustrating that Defibrillators really do save lives.
A minimum of six hours of training, consisting of practical with some background theoretical activities.
A range of subjects will be covered during the training including:
* The role & Responsibilities of the First Aider.
* Calling for assistance & help
* Assessment of the situation, including the environment & the casualty.
* Heart & circulatory problems
* The difference between a Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest.
* AED Defibrillator safety
* Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
* Paediatric Defibrillation
* AED procedures & function
* Infection control
* Any questions.
A level 2 nationally recognised Qualsafe certificate will be given after successful completion of the course.
This certificate is valid for 3 years. You will need to retake this full course to requalify.