Basic Life Support and Safe Use Of An Automated External Defibrillator

Course Details

Advised for first-aiders wishing to gain further knowledge of use of AEDs in the workplace. Give cardiac arrest victims the best possible chance of survival. Learn how to use the growing number of AEDs available in public places.

Length: Full or half day
Course outline: See below

Course Description

Basic Life Support and Safe Use Of An Automated External Defibrillator [AED] is designed for first-aiders wishing to advance their knowledge and further develop their skills, and is particularly advised for first-aiders who have access to a defibrillator in the workplace.

Course format:  To enable delegates to achieve the best possible outcomes, this course is usually offered in a full day format. However, it can also be run in a half day format, as it has been agreed with the HSE that this qualification must have  a minimum contact time of 4 hours [this qualification has a minimum TQT value of 5 hours].

Course aims: This course is designed to expand a first-aiders knowledge, awareness and to instil greater confidence in the correct use of an AEDs. This course will also include other key emergency response topics such as:

  • Scene survey
  • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
  • How to open a casualty’s airways and check for breathing
  • Recovery position
  • CPR

Assessment and course certification: Following ongoing assessment by the tutor and having undergone a final appraisal by way of a formal assessment process, upon successful completion of the course each participant will receive a ‘Basic Life Support and Safe Use Of An Automated External Defibrillator’ Certificate. In line with industry guidance, after 3 years it is recommended that they sit the course again.

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