Our CPR & AED (Defibrillator) First Aid Training Course will give you the knowledge and skills to deal with a cardiac arrest until the emergency services arrive.
A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. A person’s chance of survival falls by about 10% for each minute that passes without defibrillation. There are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year. The overall survival rate in the UK is less than 1 in 10.
The risk of death can be reduced if the first responders know how to recognise a cardiac arrest, carry out effective CPR and know how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Defibrillators are very simple to operate, no previous training is required to attend this course. If you are interested in furthering your emergency first aid skills, or already take part in an organised first aid scheme, then this course would suit you.
This course covers:
- The role of the first aider
- Managing an emergency
- Communication and casualty care
- Chest pains
- Getting to know the AED (any type)
- Operating the AED
- Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
- Resuscitation (CPR)