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 resuscitation and choking procedures.
A range of subjects are covered including –
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Assessment of the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Heart attacks
- AED functions
- AED safety
- Infection control
- Deﬁbrillation procedures
- Paediatric deﬁbrillation
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, 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 they believe that learners have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.
This qualiﬁcation lasts for 1 year. To renew their qualiﬁcation learners will need to retake the full course.
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.