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AED Defibrillator Training

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AED Defibrillator Training Course is run over 4 hours and can easily be added to any of our other Medical training course. The course aim is to ensure that all delegates are safe, effective and confident in the use of an AED.

In the UK approximately 30,000 people sustain cardiac arrest outside hospital and are treated by emergency medical services each year. Electrical defibrillation is well established as the only effective therapy for cardiac arrest.  The scientific evidence to support early defibrillation is overwhelming; the delay from collapse to delivery of the first shock is the single most important determinant of survival further details are available from the Resuscitation Council (UK)

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs because the normal electrical rhythm that controls the heart is replaced by a chaotic disorganised electrical rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF), the immediate trained use of an accessible Defibrillator is life-saving.

On completion of the AED Defibrillator training, delegates will be able to demonstrate the sequence of actions and skills required in the use an AED.  Delegates’ competence will be assessed through the simulated resuscitation of an adult victim who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

AED Defibrillator Training

The use of an AED consists broadly of the following actions:

  •  Checking for risks to the victim, any bystanders, and yourself
  •  Assessing the victim to be unresponsive and not breathing normally
  •  Sending someone for the AED and to call for an ambulance
  •  Starting CPR, unless AED is immediately available
  •  Switching on the AED and attach the AED pads
  •  Following the AED voice prompts
  •  Ensuring nobody touches the victim whilst the rhythm is being analysed
  •  Safely delivering a shock to the victim
  •  Resuming CPR immediately, as guided by the voice prompts,
  •  Starting with chest compressions
  •  Minimising interruptions in chest compression
  •  Continuing as directed by voice/visual prompts

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