CPR & AED

The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillation Course is designed to train individuals and company staff that require training in basic life support and automated external defibrillation.
This course will provide the necessary skills to manage a patient that is unconscious and not breathing normally until the arrival of the emergency services.
This course meets the guidelines of the UK and European Resuscitation Councils for Basic Life Support and the use of an AED.
The course can be reduced to 3 hours 15 minutes if basic Life Support training has been received in the preceding 3 months.
This course is mapped to the learning outcomes of the Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation.

In this course you will learn the following skills

INTRODUCTION
• Principles of First Aid
• Cardiac Arrest • Emergency Management Procedure
• Care Cycle

ESSENTIAL SKILLS
• Scene Survey
• Exposure Protection

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
• Primary Survey, Recovery Position and Reassessment
• CPR Adult (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
• Alternative Ventilation Procedures
• Adult Choking

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION
• AED Algorithm
• Chain of Survival
• AED Use on Adults and Children
• Chest Preparation and Electrode Pad Placement
• Handover to Advanced Care
• Patient Report Form (PRF)
• Equipment Checks and Troubleshooting

Course Specification

  • INTENDED PARTICIPANT : Workplace First Aid and Community First Responders
  • MAX STUDENT INSTRUCTOR RATIO : 12 Candidates: 1 Instructor
  • MAX CLASS SIZE : 24 Candidates (with 2 instructors)
  • ASSESSMENT : Practical assessment with oral questions
  • CERTIFICATE EXPIRY : 3 years from date of completion
  • COURSE DURATION: Initial Training: 6 hours | Retraining time: 6 hours