Automated External Defibrillator

Duration: Half day

Group Size: Maximum 10 learners

Who should attend: All persons working in an environment that the use of a AED may be required

Pre-requisites: None

Course aims: The course aims to provide candidates with a hands-on experience and training for the safe and effective use of any portable defibrillator.

Course Objectives:

On completion of the session learners will:

  • Have an overview of Ventricular Fibrillation and the use of defibrillators
  • Emphasis on early intervention, early CPR and the importance of the ‘Chain of Survival’
  • Hands-on practice using training AEDs
  • Scenario practice sessions tailored to portray similar situations to which candidates may have to respond
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of AEDs.

Certification: Successful candidates will be awarded the WorkSafe Automated External Defibrillation qualification which is valid for 12 months and certificated by WorkSafe Training Systems.

NB: The UK Resuscitation Council recommend that candidates undertaking this qualification receive a minimum of 6 monthly refresher sessions.

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