1/2 Day Defibrillator Training

A defibrillator or AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest.

When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 7-10%

If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%

Who should attend?

Anyone in a First Aid role that might require the need to use a defib

Course includes

  • Assessing the incident and patient
  • DRABC check and sending for help
  • Defibrillation (recognition of heart rhythms)
  • CPR and use of AED on a casualty
  • General guidelines for using a defibrillator and housekeeping rules
  • Recording of information for handover to the emergency services