Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

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AED Course Outline

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to expand emergency first aid skills and provides an understanding of The Chain of Survival. 

£55+VAT per delegate

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Course Duration
4 Hours
Course Availability
This course is available on-site course or as an open course at one of our UK venues.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for anyone wishing to expand emergency first aid skills. .
Course Syllabus

The Automaticed External Defibrillation course covers -

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Assessing the situation and acting safely, effectively and promptly in an emergency
  • The Chain of Survival Dealing with an unconscious casualty
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Basic anatomy & physiology of the heart Common heart problems
  • Overview of an AED
  • Care of AED equipment
  • Use of AED
Assessment and Qualifications

Continuous assessment by the Trainer. Successful learners will receive a certificate of attendance which is valid for one year.

Other Relevant Information

Over 150,000 people die from cardiac arrests in the UK each year. Where an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used quickly can improve the chance of survival from 5% - 80%. It is also said that AED's can be up to 8 times more successful than Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at restarting the heart. .

Learners must be physically able to carry out procedures required to meet Resuscitation Council UK assessment criteria.

Learners are recommended to attend a one day course after the one year period to keep skills up to date.

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For other open course locations, please call on 0800 16 32 09