Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
An AED delivers a controlled electric shock to the heart. In doing so it attempts to reset the heart rhythm.
The training encourages the use of the AED in a cardiac emergency situation.
The trainee will learn basic electrophysiology of the heart and how the AED works given the relevant heart rhythm. They will then learn how to fit and use the AED whilst working together with colleagues who will continue to perform CPR or it may be used as a standalone procedure to the untrained person.
As said, the AED works in conjunction with CPR but it can be used as a standalone procedure when the rescuer is unfamiliar with the performance of CPR.
This course is very popular given the presence of more and more AED’s within the community and in the work place. The AED training is delivered over a 3 to 4 hours course depending on numbers attending or it can be integrated as part of a more detailed and structured program included within a full First Aid training day.