Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
Automated External Defibrillation | Level 2 HABC | Duration – 4 Hrs
Who should attend?
This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to take further training or to develop their knowledge and skills in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of Automated External Defibrillation (AED) as recommended by The Resuscitation Council (UK).
What will I learn?
How to be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally, be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator and be able to safely use an automated external defibrillator.
- Assess the scene for danger
- Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
- Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway and check for breathing
- Demonstrate how to place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
- Recognise the need to commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin
- Identify safety considerations when using an automated external defibrillator
- List differences in the procedure when
- using an automated external defibrillator on a child
- Demonstrate the correct placement of AED electrode pads on a manikin
- Follow AED voice prompts accurately
- Demonstrate how to combine the use of an automated external defibrillator with minimal interruptions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a manikin
- Demonstrate the safe delivery of AED shock
- State the procedures if the casualty shows signs of life and starts to breathe normally
- Identify the information required when handing over the casualty
By the end of the course the delegate will be able to:
- Act safely, promptly and effectively during emergencies.
- Deliver Basic Life Support and Safe Use of Automated External Defibrillation Administer
- Be aware of current first aid protocols.
Ongoing assessment will take place throughout the course which will include written/oral questioning. Certification is valid for three years from the date of issue.