Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator – An AED (automated external defibrillator) in the workplace is an invaluable addition to health and safety provision for your employees as they are proven to save lives. With installation of any AED we highly recommend you train personnel in its usage.

Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

This QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF) qualification has been designed to provide candidates with the skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective basic life support and use an AED safely in emergency situations.

The majority of people who survive a cardiac arrest are resuscitated from ventricular fibrillation (VF) by the administration of a defibrillatory shock. This is most likely to be successful when it is given very soon after the onset of VF; emergency service personnel are often unable to arrive soon enough to help a victim.

Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator training – who is this course suitable for:

Suitable for people 18 years and over, this course is designed for workplace candidates who wish to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine. The course is ideal for Nursery Managers and staff, Teachers and School assistants, Sport centre staff and Retail staff.

Duration:

Half Day (4 Hours) We are flexible with starting times to meet the needs of your business.

Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator training – course aims:

The Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator training is designed to give the necessary basic life support skills including Resuscitation techniques to all candidates and to give a working knowledge of the AED and to enable the candidate to apply the AED procedures in a confident manner during a First Aid emergency.

Course Content:

Candidates will be required to participate in practical scenario-based training that reflects typical AED scenario’s.

  • DRABC check and sending for help
  • Defibrillation (recognition of heart rhythms)
  • CPR and use of AED on a casualty
  • Primary assessment
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in adults and children
  • Obstructed Airway Management (choking)
  • Safety and Maintenance

  • Connecting the AED to a casualty (Demonstration, Practice and Assessment)
  • Use to defibrillate a casualty (Demonstration, Practice and Assessment)
  • Controlling bleeding and treatment for shock
  • Administer first aid to an unconscious casualty (including seizure)
  • Handover to the emergency services

Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator – Assessment and Certification:

Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend the full session to be eligible for assessment. On successful completion of the course candidates will receive an accredited QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator certificate, valid for 1 year.

For more guidance on Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator Training please visit the Health and Safety Executive website section on Awareness training in automated external defibrillators

Did you know that our 1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work training now includes Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator Training – delivered directly in your place of work anywhere in the North West including:

  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • St Helens
  • Wigan
  • Wirral
  • North Wales

For more information on the Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator training course or any other training course offered by Training Solutions North West and how we can help you find the right training courses for your business please email us or alternatively, call us on 01978 359 441 or 0151 515 0416 and speak with one of our training Consultants.