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Automated External Defibrillator

Defibrillators are easy to use but for many they can be a daunting prospect. This course can help to ease the fear of using a defibrillator by showing the user that they are user-friendly and have safety features that prevent incorrect use.
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Course Information

An AED certificate, valid for 1 year.
Suitable Candidate
This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to take further training or to develop their knowledge and skills in this basic life support. It is recommended for first-aiders in the workplace and is also suitable for schoolchildren, as recommended by The Resuscitation Council (UK).
Pre-Course Requirements
Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course syllabus and be able to kneel to administer Basic life Support (BLS).

Assessment Methods
Continuous assessment.

Duration
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 5 hours of learning, with a minimum contact time of 4 hours.

Course Syllabus
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Demonstrate how to place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Recognise the need to commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin
  • Know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator
  • Be able to safely use an automated external defibrillator

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