Basic Life Support
Heart and circulatory disease causes around 200'000 deaths each year, many of which could have been prevented had a defibrilator been available. Following a cardiac arrest, a persons chance of survival decreases by approximately 10% for every minute that passes without treatment. However, by quickly starting CPR and applying defibrilation a persons chance of survival can be as high as 75%.
Automated External Defibrilator (AED's) are becoming more common in the workplace, as well as in public spaces. Public access AED's are located all across the UK and can be found in schools, supermarkets, leisure centres, and village telephone boxes.
This very practical course will show you how to perform CPR and safely use an AED with confidence. It is ideal for high-risk workplaces where your first aid needs assessment may have highlighted the need for someone trained in the use of an AED, or for anyone wanting to know how to use this lifesaving piece of kit
What will you cover?
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Defibrillation procedures
- Assessment of the situation
- Infection control
- AED functions
- Safety measures
Assessment & Certificate
Continuous assessment over the course that determines your knowledge, skills and understanding of CPR and defibrillation. Practical assessment at the end of the course, demonstrating the treatment of a casualty suffering from a cardiac arrest, CPR, and safely administering defibrillation. This course also involves a multiple-choice question paper.
The qualification is valid for three years from the date of assessment. To re-qualify you should be assessed against all of the same learning outcomes and assessment criteria, which is achieved by attending the course again.