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Automated External Defibrillator and Defibrillation (AED)

This four hour Automated External Defibrillator (AED) course is recommended for all persons who are likely to work in environments holding automatic defibrillator machines and may be called to use an automated external defibrillator, commonly thought of as ‘electric shock’ machines. Such places may include stadiums, shopping centres, health clubs, large factories, rural industries.

Course Content:

  • understanding the role of a first responder and the importance of effective early intervention
  • assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly, effectively in an emergency;
  • assessing and determining the status of a casualty;
  • administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious;
  • demonstrating how to place the casualty in the recovery position
  • describing different types of cardiopulmonary arrest (including algorithm);
  • administering cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
  • demonstrating the use of resuscitation barrier devices
  • demonstrating how to manage a choking casualty
  • demonstrating the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • describing the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child
  • demonstrating how to troubleshoot problems if the AED does not function properly
  • describing AED maintenance checks (including electrode pad and battery replacement)
  • describing safety considerations when using AEDs
  • describing how to handover and reporting procedures

Course Costs

  • £60 per person
  • £400 per group (6 maximum)

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