Athena Medical Services

Automated External Defibulator (AED)

This course takes the first aider a step further in resuscitation. Once proficient in BLS the nest step introduces the student to the AED. This simple easy to follow method is the next step in the 'Chain of Life'.

About this course

This course takes the first aider a step further in resuscitation. Once proficient in BLS the nest step introduces the student to the AED. This simple easy to follow method is the next step in successful resuscitation. 

 

WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

 

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to be able to use an AED safely and effectively on a casualty that has suffered a heart attack.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

 

The course will give you the knowledge and confidence to recognise and deal with a cardiac event on the street or at the work place.

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

a)      Accidents and illness

b)       Learn Basic Life Support skills

c)      Know how to activate Emergency Services

d)     Know how to operate with 1 or 2 rescuers  in a safe effective manner

e)      Choking

f)       Using the First Aid Kit

g)      Simple record keeping

h)      Causes and Treatment of the unconscious casualty

 

ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION

 

After completing a final assessment successful candidates receive an AED certificate and wallet card from FIRST AID AWARDS that is valid for 1 year. After this time the course must be retaken again so the student can keep up to date with best practice when using an AED. 

Duration: 1 day

Price: £50 per person