Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Over 170,000 people die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the UK every year. However, many can be saved if their heart is deﬁbrillated (shocked back into rhythm) with an Automated External Deﬁbrillator (AED). In a non-hospital environment, victims only have a 5% chance of survival but if a trained AED operator can treat the casualty in time, the survival rate can rise to a massive 80%.
The prospect of using an AED might be daunting but now they’re automatic, portable and easier to use than ever. Sudden Cardiac Arrest could happen to anyone. Make sure your workplace is equipped to deal with it by enrolling on our short, straightforward AED course.
Who is it for?
No previous First Aid experience is necessary so this course is open to everyone. We strongly recommend AED training if you consider any member of your workforce to be at risk, or if members of the public regularly visit your business premises.
What will you learn?
- Basic Anatomy & Physiology of the Heart
- Cardiac Arrest
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Chain of Survival
- Familiarisation of AED and contents
- Managing an unresponsive casualty
- Operating an AED & Protocols
- Special Considerations
How is it assessed?
By a St John trainer/assessor.
How often do you need to requalify?
The certificate for this course is valid for one year.
We want to make AED training and maintenance as easy and straightforward as possible for you. That’s why we offer a complete solution to your AED requirements and can:
- provide you with an AED as well as a cabinet for internal or external use
- supply replacement pads when necessary
- offer annual refresher training