Automated External Defibrillator (AED) & Basic Life Support (BLS) (3 hours)
The AED/BLS courses involve at least 3 hours of training.
On completion of training in the use of an AED, the participant should be able to demonstrate the sequence of actions and skills required to use an AED during the simulated resuscitation of an adult / child casualty who has suffered a cardiac arrest. This should be assessed during or at the end of the training, using a simulated incident and a resuscitation training manikin.
The qualification is valid for three years.
Use of an AED consists of the following sequence of actions:
- Check for risks to the casualty, any bystanders, and yourself
- Assess the casualty to be unresponsive and not breathing normally
- Send someone for the AED and to call for an ambulance
- Start CPR unless AED is immediately available
- Switch on the AED and attach the AED pads
- Follow the AED voice prompts
- Ensure nobody touches the casualty whilst the rhythm is being analysed
- Safely deliver a shock to the casualty
- Resume CPR immediately, as guided by the voice prompts, starting with chest compressions
- Minimise interruptions in chest compression
- Continue as directed by voice / visual prompts
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