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 workplaces. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.
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
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Assessment of the situation
- Paediatric defibrillation
- Defibrillation procedures
- Heart attacks
- AED safety and Functions
- Infection control
This qualification is valid for 3 years. The full course will need to be retaken at renewal. It is recommended that candidates attended annual refresher courses.