Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

By: Primary Response First Aid Training  19/06/2011
Keywords: e-learning, CPR, defibrillator

Course Description
A 4 hour course designed to teach people how to safely use an AED in a cardiac arrest situation.  An AED is a portable device that can restart the heart by giving it an electric shock in cases of cardiac arrest.

Who is the course suitable for?
Anyone

What will you learn?
Students will gain confidence in using an AED and will refresh/extend their CPR skills/knowledge

Course content
Introduction
Scene Safety & Barriers
Chain of Survival
Heart Attacks/Angina
Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates
Normal Heart Rhythm
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Asystole Health Rhythm
Initial Assessment -AED Safety checks/considerations
CPR review
Adult 1 Rescuer CPR
Adult CPR Handover
Checking the AED
Using the AED
Pad Preperation & Placement
AED use with children

Assessment & Certification
This course is assessed through practical sessions and scenerios.  Upon successful completion, students will be issued with a certificate valid for 1 year.

Keywords: CPR, defibrillator, e-learning

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