Most workplaces now have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to help in cases of a sudden cardiac arrest. The AED helps to re-establish the heart’s regular rhythm via an electrical shock. This can help save a life before paramedics arrive. Approximately 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the UK. Survival rates vary between 2% and 12%. But, with a quick response and effective use of an AED this rate can rise to approx 75%.
This course provides foundation knowledge and practical skills to assist in the emergency situation of sudden collapse or Cardiac Arrest. It provides candidates with confidence and knowledge to deal with life threatening situations.
This course is suitable for anyone who is willing to volunteer or take a first aider role within their workplace or community. No prior first aid experience is needed but would be helpful.
Candidates should have a positive attitude, be responsible, have an aptitude to help, be able to think clearly in times of need, be willing and able to learn new skills, be physically able to deal with demanding emergency situations and have good communication skills.
Theoretical and practical understanding of how to administer CPR & AED to an unresponsive casualty in life threatening situation. The course includes:
A practical assessment is used to determine the candidates competency. Each candidate will be continually assessed throughout the course by the tutor. This qualification lasts for 3 years.
All candidates will receive a course book and a certificate on completion. The course involves scenario based role play activities so candidates should dress appropriately. We must be notified in advance of any movement/bending problems so we adapt planned activities. But please be aware that candidates should be physically able to participate, as non-participation may prevent candidates from being awarded a pass.