Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now in place at many workplaces and leisure areas.
It is seen as the effective therapy for cardiac arrest improving survival rates by reducing the time between collapse to delivery of the first shock.
Safety • self • bystanders • casualty
Vital signs: conscious level • breathing • colour • temperature
Accident procedure • Safe airway position (SAP)
CPR: cardiopulmonary resuscitation • UK and European Resuscitation guidelines
Use of AED
Will be able to use the equipment in the right circumstances
Will need to refresh regularly to avoid skill loss
The AED course is certified for 1 year