Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Who should attend?

The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in a voluntary and community activities, to use an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) when dealing with an emergency situation.

The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with the use of an Automated External Defibrillation (AED).

Validity: 1 Year

Duration: Half a Day

Assessment: Formal/Continuous

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Course Programme

  • Basic Life Support  (BLS) and the chain of survival
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Safe use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Considerations in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) practical scenarios
  • Assessment

The use of an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) can dramatically increase the chances of survival if a casualty’s heart stops beating, but must be used promptly. For every one minute delay in delivering the shock, the chance of survival reduces by 10%.