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 (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 qualiﬁed 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 basic life support including resuscitation.
A range of subjects are covered including –
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Deﬁbrillation procedures
- Assessment of the situation
- Infection control
- AED functions
- Safety measures
Assessment & Marking:
The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether learners pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that learners have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course.
This qualiﬁcation lasts for 3 years. To renew their qualiﬁcation after 3 years, learners will need to retake the full course.
However, it is recommended that, during the 3 year period, learners attend annual refresher courses.
A maximum of 12 learners can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.