AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training Enquire Now What is Defibrillator Training? Defibrillator training is a course that teaches individuals how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. AEDs are devices that can help save the life of someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest by delivering an electric shock to the heart. The Automated External Defibrillator Course is for people who work in environments where a defibrillator is provided, such as: Shops and shopping centres Sports facilities Churches Offices Clubs Colleges &universities Schools Local community facilities Why is Defibrillator Training Important? A heart attack strikes every two minutes in the UK, causing death in more than half of cases. 275,000 people will have a heart attack each year and 150,000 will die as a result. Prompt defibrillation, by a trained operator, can significantly change the outcome of a heart attack, raising the chance of survival from as little as 5% to as much as 80%. However, treatment must be administered within promptly if it is to be effective, and survival rates drop by 7-10% for every minute that a cardiac arrest goes untreated. What does defibrillator training involve? Defibrillator training involves learning how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and how to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) emergency. The training typically covers the following topics: Recognizing the signs and symptoms of SCA Calling for emergency medical services (EMS) Starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Using an AED Applying the AED pads to the person’s chest Delivering a shock if necessary Continuing CPR until EMS arrives Do you have to be trained to use a defibrillator? While it is possible to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) without training, most AED manufacturers recommend users undergo training to ensure that they are taught when to use the AED, how to respond if a shock is not required, and how to attach the pads to the person. How long does AED training last? You can complete the course in just two hours, which can be arranged to suit your schedule. Is there an assessment? Your training will be continually assessed throughout the course, with a brief multi-choice examination at the end. Do we receive certificates? On successful completion of the course and passing of the test, you will be awarded with a recognised certificate How long does defibrillator certification last? One Year How often should AED training be carried out? AED training should be refreshed regularly, typically every year, to ensure that individuals are up-to-date with the latest guidelines and techniques for using AEDs. As our certification lasts one year, we recommend training is carried out as soon as this expires. Can you defibrillate if your training has run out? In an emergency situation, an untrained person may still be able to use an AED if it is immediately available and the person follows the voice prompts provided by the AED. However, it is always recommended to undergo training to use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The Health and Safety Executive recommend if you have a defibrillator in the workplace, it is advisable to have training. Is online training good enough to use a defibrillator? Online training can be a good way to learn the theoretical aspects of using an automated external defibrillator (AED), but it is important to note that hands-on practice is also necessary to ensure that you are able to use the AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Upcoming AED Training Courses Location Course name Individual price Group price Duration Date Liverpool AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training Individual price: £175 Group price: £395 Duration: 2 Hours Date: 07/12/2023 Newcastle AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training Individual price: £175 Group price: £395 Duration: 2 Hours Date: 09/12/2023 Leeds AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training Individual price: £175 Group price: £395 Duration: 2 Hours Date: 11/12/2023 Birmingham AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training Individual price: £175 Group price: £395 Duration: 2 Hours Date: 21/12/2023 Bristol AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training Individual price: £175 Group price: £395 Duration: 2 Hours Date: 23/12/2023 London AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training Individual price: £175 Group price: £395 Duration: 2 Hours Date: 25/12/2023 Or view our Training Locations to find a course near to you Interested? 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If you prefer to email direct click this button AED FAQs What is an automated external defibrillator? An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that delivers an electric shock to the heart in case of sudden cardiac arrest. It is designed to be used by anyone, regardless of their medical training, and can help save lives by restoring the heart’s normal rhythm. How does an automated external defibrillator work? An AED works by analyzing the heart’s rhythm and delivering a shock to restore the normal rhythm if needed. The device guides the user through the process with voice and visual prompts. Once the pads are attached to the chest, the AED will analyze the heart’s rhythm and determine if a shock is needed. If a shock is required, the device will deliver it automatically. How much does an automated external defibrillator cost? The cost of an AED can vary depending on the brand, features, and accessories. On average, an AED can cost between £800 to £1,500. However, the cost of an AED is a small price to pay when compared to the cost of a life lost due to sudden cardiac arrest. It is important to remember that AEDs are an investment in the safety and well-being of your community. Why is maintenance of an automated external defibrillator so important? Regular maintenance of an AED is crucial to ensure that the device is functioning properly and is ready to use in case of an emergency. Maintenance includes regular checks of the battery, pads, and software updates. If an AED is not properly maintained, it may not function correctly when needed, which can have dire consequences. Regular maintenance also ensures that the device is in compliance with local regulations and standards. Can a defibrillator be used on a child? Yes, a defibrillator can be used on a child. Depending upon the defibrillator, there maybe be seperate paediatric pads or a switch can be flicked into paediatric setting. Can a defibrillator be used on a baby? Most AED defibrillators cannot be used on a baby aged (0-1) years of age.