The AED training course focuses on teaching the delegate on how to use a defibrillator machine. An AED is a machine which automatically diagnoses and treats life-threatening heart attacks, and is a common alternative to CPR. The AED uses the application of therapy through electrical pulses to help the casualty retain a regular heart rhythm.
How long is the AED course?
Who should attend the AED course?
People who need to know how to use an AED but do not have an official first aid qualification.
Is the AED course accredited?
When does my AED certificate expire?
The delegate must have a good knowledge of written and spoken English.
The AED training focuses on teaching attendees how to safely use an AED machine and provide basic life support.
What does the AED Training course cover?
The content covered by the AED training will include classroom and hands-on practice leading to greater knowledge of:
- How CPR works.
- Keeping the casualty and the rescuers safe.
- How the AED works and when to deliver the first shock.
- Basic procedures during the process.
- Dealing with an unconscious casualty.
- Recognising irregular breathing.
- Recognising heart rhythms.
- Recording information and reporting the accident.
- Emergency services handover.
- How to pass your final assessment.
What is required to pass the AED training course?
Details on the assessment will be provided during the course. It will require a sound understanding and demonstrable practical skills.
We recommend any delegates who want to understand more about first aid attend the First Aid at Work course. If you predominantly deal with children you may want to attend the Paediatric First Aid course.
How to Use a Defibrillator (AED)
For more information on how to use a defibrillator and where to find one take a look at our step by step guide here.