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Automated External Defibrillation (AED)


Automated External Defibrillation (AED) is well established as the only effective therapy for cardiac arrest. The scientific evidence to support early defibrillation is overwhelming, the single most determinant of survival being the delay from collapse to delivery of the first shock. The chances of successful defibrillation decline at a rate of 7-10% with each minute. Basic life support may help to sustain a shockable rhythm but is not a definitive treatment.
We offer a comprehensive Automated External Defibrillation (AED) programme based on the necessary theory, backed up with lots of practical sessions. The course is run over half a day, and is made as informative, yet as enjoyable as possible, thus allowing the students to gain confidence in what is a new and possibly somewhat daunting skill.
In addition to training we are able to offer advice in areas such as, company protocols, purchasing equipment and on-going help and support with training and development.
Training conforms to current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines.

Course Content

This 4 hour course teaches the candidate how to use an AED.

• Course content includes
• Recap of personal safety
• Assessing the incident and patient
• DRABC check and sending for help
• Defibrillation (recognition of heart rhythms
• CPR and use of AED on a casualty
• General guidelines for using a defibrillator
• Hand over to the emergency services


AED certificate, valid for 1 year.