Defibrillator Training

Recommended For

Any person with a responsibility for First Aid within their workplace or any person with an interest or desire to learn more about dealing with sudden heart attack casualty. Any person with a ‘have a go’ attitude at an incident.

Course Objective

To enable the First Aider to recognise and deal with suspected heart attacks anywhere that has the facility for the use of an Automated External Defibrillator.

Course Content

Recognising the signs and symptoms of a possible heart attack
Understanding coronary heart disease
Understanding the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
How to deal with a cardiac arrest
How to carry out CPR
Understand how the heart signals relate to the AED
Understanding survival rates
Be able to fully understand and operate an Automated External Defibrillator

Skill Base

Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of a possible heart attack
Be able to tell the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
Be able to deal with a casualty suffering a heart attack
Be able to deal with a casualty suffering a cardiac arrest
Be able to carry out CPR
Be able to operate an Automatic External Defibrillator

Course Requirements

No pre-course requirements.

Medical Requirements

A Reax statement of medical fitness to be signed prior to the commencement of the course. A reasonable level of fitness will be required to complete the practical element of this course.

Course Information

Valid for: 3 Years
Duration: 0.5 Days
Ratio: 1:10
Assessment: Practical