In many cases, having an individual present who knows how to use a defibrillator (or AED machine), should somebody undergo cardiac arrest, can literally mean the difference between life and death. If defibrillation can take place within 5 minutes of the casualty having stopped breathing – and, within that time, CPR is performed – the chance of survival is 75%.

Can you tell me about the course?

Combining theory and practical work, this three-hour course will train you in Automated External Defibrillation (AED), explaining how the method works as well as the steps to take in performing it. As defibrillators become more and more common in the workplace, your instructor can also work with you to give advice on the most suitable type for your business needs.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at anybody who wants a practical, working knowledge on Automated External Defibrillation. It would also be suited to those who have been nominated as a safety representative for their business and require a well-rounded knowledge of life-saving skills.

Where can I attend?

The course is typically delivered at your place of work. This tends to prove most convenient and cost-effective for many businesses. However, if this is not suitable, we can work with you to identify a more appropriate location in Derby.

What will I get from this course?

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess a cardiac arrest incident/patient
  • Perform a DRABC check and send for help
  • Understand the priorities of first aid
  • Conduct CPR
  • Recognise disorders of circulation
  • Operate a defibrillator
  • Record necessary information and perform a thorough handover for emergency services

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course, your instructor will assess your knowledge and ensure you progress to the necessary standards in order to pass the course. Whilst you will not be required to sit a formal examination, you will be expected to participate actively in all elements of the course, particularly practical work.

Will I become certified?

Yes, upon completion of the course, you will be provided with a certificate as confirmation of your new skills. This will be valid for one year.

What is the cost for this course?

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