Automated External Defibrillator Courses
Over 150,000 people die each year in the UK from cardiac arrest and defibrillation is now recognised as the critical action that can restart a heart and increase a casualty's chance of survival.
An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is an automatic portable device which is applied to a person's body. It reads the patient's heart rhythm and advises whether or not a shock is needed. The scientific evidence to support early defibrillation is overwhelming and whilst basic life support (CPR) may help to sustain a shockable rhythm, it is not a definitive treatment.
A practical 3 hour course gives first aiders the skills, knowledge and experience to safely use an AED and also enhances basic First Aid skills, including CPR. The course complies with the UK Resuscitation Council standards.