By the end of the course delegates will be able to demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills needed to deal with a cardiac arrest and the how to use an AED.
Duration – 6 hours
Cardiac Arrest causes the largest number of deaths in this country. As many as 150,000 people die each year as a result of having a cardiac arrest. Many of those lives could have been saved if a defibrillator had been available. Many workplaces now have Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) available onsite. The survival rate of the casualty will greatly improve if there is an appropriately qualified person to use it.
This is a six hour course consisting of theory and practical work along with assessments, which will allow suitably qualified First Aid personnel to use the AED with confidence. This course also revisits some of the basic First Aid skills already learnt including resuscitation.
Worksafe delivers this course in association with NUCO Training. NUCO is the largest provider of First Aid Training in the United Kingdom
A range of subjects covered include:
- Arriving at the Scene
- Heart Attacks
- AED – safety measures
- Scenario training
- Chain of survival
- Assessment and Certification
There is a formal assessment at the start of the course to ensure that all delegates can effectively resuscitate a casualty. At the end of the course there is another assessment including the practical use of the AED.
On successful completion of the course delegates will be issued with a NUCO accredited certificate. This qualification is valid for 12 months. It is recommended that a formal update is undertaken at the end of each 12 months.
Printable leaflet: Defibrillation course