An Automated External Defibrillation (AED) course for workplace candidates who already hold a current First Aid at Work certificate. The course follows the Level 3 QCF syllabus (SCQF Level 5 AWARD Scotland) and you will receive a Green Cross training QCF certificate.
100% Pass Guaranteed - In the unlikely event that any delegate fails to succeed on the course we will offer re-training on another course and re-assessment FREE of charge. This is subject to terms and conditions.
Congratulations, you are about to embark on a Basic Life Support course leading to a national award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) which will give you the knowledge and competence to decide when and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Cardiac arrest claims thousands of lives every year but many could have been saved through the use of a defibrillator. A casualty’s survival prospect will dramatically increase if an AED and a trained operator is available. In response to this fact, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now becoming more common throughout a range of work and public places.
Not only will you be gaining a very valuable life skill - you will also be gaining a national Award that you may add to your formal general educational development.
What you will learn
What will I learn?
The course is made up of theoretical and practical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme. By the end of Unit 1 (day 1) you will be able to:
Describe the principles that underpin life support.
Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed.
Explain why early intervention is necessary.
Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest.
Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Demonstrate compression only resuscitation.
Demonstrate the use of barrier devices resuscitation.
Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty.
Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator.
Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child.
Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position.
Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position.
Describe handover and reporting procedures.
Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing.
Identify when electrode pads need replacing.
Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function properly.
Describe the safety conditions when using automated external defibrillators.
What will it cover?
Understand basic life support requirements.
Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques in line with current national guidelines.
Be able to demonstrate post- resuscitation procedures.
Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator.
Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator