Automated External Defibrillator (AED) & Basic Life Support (BLS) (3 hours)

You may be aware that Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are distributed throughout our communities, but do we know how to use one or are we confident in the use of this simple, but potentially life-saving equipment? This course will ensure your confidence in the use of an AED: by the use of an AED training device.

The AED/BLS courses involve at least 3 hours of training. On completion of this AED training, the participant should be able to demonstrate the sequence of actions and skills required to use an AED during the simulated resuscitation of an adult / child casualty who has suffered a cardiac arrest. This should be assessed during or at the end of the training, using a simulated incident and a resuscitation training manikin.

The qualification is valid for three years. Use of an AED consists of the following sequence of actions:

Use of an AED consists of the following sequence of actions:

  1. Check for risks to the casualty, any bystanders, and yourself
  2. Assess the casualty to be unresponsive and not breathing normally
  3. Send someone for the AED and to call for an ambulance
  4. Start CPR unless AED is immediately available
  5. Switch on the AED and attach the AED pads
  6. Follow the AED voice prompts
  7. Ensure nobody touches the casualty whilst the rhythm is being analysed
  8. Safely deliver a shock to the casualty
  9. Resume CPR immediately, as guided by the voice prompts, starting with chest compressions
  10. Minimise interruptions in chest compression
  11. Continue as directed by voice / visual prompts

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