An Automated External Defibrillator – with a trained operator – at the site of a sudden cardiac arrest can improve the chance of survival from 5% to as much as 80%. (A recent AED training scheme introduced to the staff at Gatwick airport has seen the survival rates of cardiac arrest victims increase from about 3% to 84%).
Defibrillation therefore, is considered the most definitive treatment for casualties suffering from a cardiac arrest – in fact, for the pulseless adult casualty, chances of a sudden cardiac arrest patient surviving without an early electrical counter-shock are less than 1%.
With the advent of AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators), this lifesaving technology can be placed in the hands of corporate and industrial responders.
Medrock Training can provide on site AED training using the defibrillator of your choice. At the end of the course, successful students will be competent in:
- Basic life support (CPR – adults and paediatric)
- First aid priorities
- Managing an incident
- Using the Automated External Defibrillator
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Treatment of a heart attack
Who should attend?
Training is desireable but in an emergency not essential, anyone can attempt to use an AED. That said, it is adviseable to train anyone who might have access to an AED. Prior experience as a First Aider is useful but not essential as all training can be given as part of the course.
What they will learn?
The understanding and confidence to deal with a heart attack victim and the knowledge to use an AED.
2.5 to 3.5 hours instruction (which includes CPR refresher training) for the initial course
1.5 – 2 hours instruction for the annual refresher course
Ongoing by the Instructor
A certificate valid for 1 year (in line with the UK Resuscitation Councils guidelines) issued on completion of assessment.
Before expiry of this certificate, students should undertake a 3-hour Refresher course, which will then re-authorise their certification for a further year.
£31 per person – Max 12 delegates