Why do I need this?
Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been prevented if a defibrillator was made available.
Automated External Defibrilators (AEDs) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places and the survival rate for casualties suffering cardiac arrest dramatically increases if an AED is available and there are qualified personnel to use it.
What should I know first?
This is an entry-level qualification and no previous first aid experience is necessary.
Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands and learners must be able to demonstrate their skills as in a real-life situation.
An example of this would be to demonstrate CPR on a mannequin at floor level.
What will I learn?
This very practical course will enable 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 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and choking procedures.
The learner will gain the knowledge and skills to be able to recognise and treat both adults and children who have suffered cardiac arrest and to respond quickly, calmly and confidently.
Range of subjects covered include:
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Assessment of the situation
- AED safety and Functions
- Paediatric defibrillation
- Defibrillation procedures
- Heart attacks
- Infection control
Course is suited to:
The qualification is available to learners aged 16 and over. The qualification is primarily for learners who have a responsibility at work or are involved in voluntary and community activities having access to an AED.
It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification. It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need - please get in touch to discuss how we can help.
Length of course:
Course is conducted over one day.
This qualification lasts for three years. To renew qualification 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.
This qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.
The course instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass of fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, ie: by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a question paper at the end of the course. The instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.
Please read full terms and conditions before booking.