Automated External Defibrillator Training


Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Course

Automated External Defibrillator Training

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s biggest killers, and yet statistics show that most of the British public are unaware of the life-saving difference they can make by performing CPR and defibrillation.

 

Automated External Defibrillators (AED‘s) are increasingly available in public areas such as large shopping centres, railway stations and cinema’s. Some larger private organisations are investing in such equipment too.

 

Did you know that following a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a casualty’s chance of survival by 10%?

 

Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is an abnormal rhythm of the heart occurring when the heart muscle is damaged as a result of a heart attack or when the heart is starved of oxygen. The use of an AED can correct this abnormal rhythm by administrating one or more electric shocks.

 

According to the UK Resuscitation Council, survival rates in cases where an AED has been used promptly can be as high as 75%

 

The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External defibrillator (RQF) qualification has been designed to provide candidates with the skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective basic life support and use an AED safely in  emergency situations.

 

The course consists of:

  • Understanding the Chain of Survival
  • Assessing an incident
  • Casualty assessment
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery position
  • CPR
  • AED safety considerations
  • Using an AED
  • Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive
 
With an estimated 60,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occurring every year in the UK alone,make sure you are prepared!

 

The cost of this in-house course is based on the numbers of students. Call Bellatrix today for course availability and prices.