Automatic External Defibrillation Course (AED)

Course overview

This course will provide students / learners who have completed a Basic life support course (BLS) to obtain vital skills and knowledge on how to use an AED safety in the event of an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the workplace or home environment.

AED First Aid Training

Sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) occur when there is a problem with the hearts electrical system resulting in the heart being unable to preform its vital function of pumping blood and oxygen around the body.

There is usually no warning that an arrest is about to occur and the patient will collapse and loose consciousness and unless cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation is administered, it will cause death within minutes.

Sudden Cardiac Arrests (SCA) can occur to anyone, at anytime and any age and it doesn’t matter how fit you are.

This course will provide the the student / learners to have a better understanding in how to use this vital piece of lifesaving equipment in a safe, efficient manner.

Course content

– Basic Anatomy of the heart
– Hearts Electrical System
– Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Overview
– Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) basic overview
– Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) basic overview
– Use of the AED
– Casualty Safety when using AED
– Personal Safety when using AED
– Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Adult)
– Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Paediatric)

Course duration

3 hours


On successful completion of the assessment centre on how to use the AED in a safe manner students / learners will receive a certification in accordance with the Resuscitation Council United Kingdom .

Valid for 1 year

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