Electrical Defibrillation is well established as the effective therapy for cardiac arrest, the most important determinant of survival being the time from collapse to delivery of the first shock. Today the widespread deployment of Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) is considered a realistic strategy for reducing mortality due to heart disease.
1 - day
No previous experience is necessary and is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their basic life support skills. Following the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines, London First Aid provide a training programme for those organisations that wish to provide AED cover in their establishments.
- Brief Historical Introduction
- Vital Signs & Basic Life Support
- BLS Scenarios
- Chain of Survival
- Heart Rhythms
- AED Scenarios
- Dealing with Aftermath
- An easy to follow course manual per person
- Certificate with valid lifetime of 180 days
- Modern equipment and training methods
6 monthly revalidation. Refreshing the techniques and skills of the Introductory Course and increasing skills and knowledge base.