Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defi brillator was made available.
Automated External Defi brillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualifi ed personnel to use it.
This very practical course will enable your learners 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 resuscitation and choking procedures.
A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities.
A range of subjects is covered including:
• Responsibilities and reporting
• Assessment of the situation
• Heart attacks
• AED safety
• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
• Infection control
• Paediatric defi brillation
• AED functions
• Defi brillation procedures
Assessment and Marking
The course Instructor is responsible for
determining whether delegates pass or fail
based on practical and
oral assessment throughout the course, i.e.
by observation and oral questioning, as well as
the completion of a multiple-choice question
paper at the end of the course. The Instructor
will only award a pass if he/she believes that
delegates have displayed the requisite
understanding and competencies at the end
of each session throughout the course and
successfully completed the question paper.
Certifi cates of qualifi cation last three years. To renew their qualifi cation after three years, delegates will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that, during the three year period, delegates 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.