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
- 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