An AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) is a device that can be used by any First Aider on a casualty who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. It delivers a shock to the casualty with the aim of restarting their heart in it's normal 'sinus' rhythm. They are becoming more and more popular and are being installed more and more frequently in public places such as museums, train stations, shopping centres and leisure centres.
You do not need to be a qualified person to use an AED as the unit will not allow you to deliver a shock to someone who has not suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Many people, however, are reluctant to use the AED without having been shown how.
We can offer a certificated AED Operator course over 3 to 4 hours for someone who is already a qualified first aider. If you do not hold a first aid certificate the course length is extended to 6 hours as it cover basic life support and CPR, knowledge that you will need to ensure safe and effective use of the AED.
The AED Operator course is run using a training unit which is identical to the Zoll AED Plus. It features exactly the same button, pads and voice prompts as the real AED but without the shock!
We can also assist you if you are looking to purchase an AED and can source many different models from manufacturers such as Zoll, Philips Heartstart, Physio-Control and Cardiac Science.
Next Course Dates (s)
Tuesday 31 January 2017 - 12.30 - 15.30