Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Training
Training in the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator to improve the chances of surviving cardiac arrest. Important factors to consider when assessing the risk of cardiac arrest will include the number of people using a facility and the risk of cardiac arrest occurring at the site. Current international resuscitation guidelines advise that evidence supports the establishment of public access defibrillation programmes (with the installation of an AED)
The frequency of cardiac arrest is such that there is a reasonable probability of the use of an AED at least once in 2 years
The time from call out of the conventional ambulance service to delivery of a shock cannot reliably be achieved within 5 minutes. (For practical purposes, this means almost the entire UK.)
The time from collapse of a victim at the site until an AED can be brought is less than 5 minutes
If cardiac arrest occurs, a patient's chance of survival drops by 10% for every minute that goes by
It is a national statistic that the overall chance of survival from cardiac arrest is 8%. Where there is an AED in place, and there are trained personnel to use it, this can increase up to 70%.
Who Should Attend?
Holders of a current First Aid At Work Certificate
- To outline the assessment and management of the collapsed patient
- To Learn CPR skills
- To discuss the technology of AEDs
- To practice management of the patient in cardiac arrest with CPR and early defibrillation
Course Duration: 4 Hours
Assessment / Certification
Assessment is carried out at the end of the course and each delegate that passes will receive a Certificate valid for one year.