Using an AED
A cardiac arrest can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone.
Early defibrillation and effective CPR is the single most effective treatment for sudden cardiac arrest.
By being aware and prepared for an emergency you could help save the life of a work colleague, friend or member of the public.
You do not need any previous first aid knowledge to attend a defibrillator course. Training will show you how to use a defibrillator and how to do CPR – part of the chain of survival.
On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to:
- Manage an incident.
- State the priorities of first aid, including primary/secondary surveys and recovery position.
- Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- Identify disorders of circulation, including angina, heart attack and cardiac arrest.
- Demonstrate the correct use of a defibrillator.
Candidates will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of underpinning knowledge will be required for certification.
Certificate duration: One year