life support training

Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year.  It is estimated that around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the UK.  More than 30% of these people die before they reach hospital and many of these victims could survive if they were resuscitated through the use of an Automated External Defibrillators (AED).   AEDs are now becoming more common in workplaces and in public places and a casualty's survival rate dramatically increases if an AED is available and a qualified person is there to use it. 

The Basic Life Support and use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Course is aimed at those who have a specific interest or responsibility to provide basic life support when dealing with an emergency situation and which may involve using an AED.

Qualification

First Aid Award (FAA) Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support & Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

This qualification lasts for 3 years, after which time delegates must retake the whole course. It is recommended that, during the 3 year period, delegates attend an annual refresher course.

Course Outline

The Basic Life Support and use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training course covers the different approaches to providing life support, minimising accidental harm caused in the process of resuscitation and use of an AED.

The Basic Life Support and use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training course covers:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Infection control
  • Resuscitation
  • AED functions
  • Defibrillator procedures
  • Safety measures

Course Duration

The course is a minimum of 4 hours of theoretical training and practical activities.

Participant Restrictions

Students for the Basic Life Support and use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training course must be a minimum of 16 years to qualify. A maximum of 12 students can attend each course.

Assessment and Marking

The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, ie by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a question paper at the end of the course. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.

 

Workplace Safety Trainer