CPR and AED
At a glance
At your workplace
Cost per person
Price on request
Be 16 years of age or older
Validity of award
Valid for 2 years
This qualification covers:
- How to manage an unresponsive casualty
- How to effectively perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- How to safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) both as a team leader and as a single operator
You will learn how to assess the scene for danger, assess a casualty’s level of consciousness and how to place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.
It is important to understand that the risk of death can be reduced if you have a defibrillator in your workplace and you know how to use it. The most common cause for a heart to stop is a heart attack (cardiac arrest) and it is usually because it has interrupted the heart’s electrical impulses. Treatment can be given by delivering a controlled electric shock through the heart using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). It is a safe, reliable and computerised device that can analyse heart rhythms.
This qualification is tutor assessed through the completion of worksheets and practical demonstrations.
The use of a defibrillator can dramatically increase the chances of survival if a heart stops beating but it must be used promptly. For every one minute delay in delivering the shock the chance of survival reduces by up to 10%.