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AED Defibrillator

Being able to save a life in an emergency is something we are all capable of, even if we don’t realise it. A cardiac arrest can strike at any time in any situation. In this situation, speedy, defibrillation treatment is essential. This is where the automated external defibrillator comes in. Designed to be easily used by people without medical qualifications, defibrillators can be the difference between life and death during the wait for the ambulance service. But in the heat of the moment, would you be confident enough to step up and use this type of equipment?

Our company offers nationally recognised OFQUAL & Industry Body approved courses. This includes training in the use of automated external defibrillators. As well as explaining what a defibrillator does and how it works, we break down the operation into easy to follow steps. AED defibrillator training isn’t difficult, but it gives people the opportunity to use an AED in a supervised environment. Any potential mistakes can be corrected in a safe, training situation. Ultimately it prepares people to react without hesitation in an emergency. Confident that they can use a defibrillator in an assured, effective manner. 

What are the benefits of Automated External Defibrillators?

An arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat that can be life-threatening or completely innocuous. It can be caused by health issues, lifestyle, or even age. Defibrillation is a life-saving treatment for cardiac dysrhythmias. Defibrillators monitor the heart to check for an abnormal rhythm. If it detects an abnormal rhythm, it will automatically deliver an electric shock to rapidly restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are portable electronic devices that provide patients with a shock to the heart, restoring it to a normal rhythm. They are often found in public areas as they can reduce the amount of time it takes for treatment after a cardiac arrest. The AED’s importance is immeasurable during a sudden cardiac arrest. It is one of the best ways to restart a person’s heart, increasing the chance of survival after a cardiac arrest. 

Do I need to be qualified to use AEDs?

This type of defibrillator is designed to be operated by non-medical professionals. However, training in its proper use is recommended. Both the Emergency First Aid at Work and the First Aid at Work courses do not currently include in-depth training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Knowledge about the use of AEDs, and AED accessories can be extremely beneficial. The HSE encourages awareness about training and the confidence it provides for the use of an AED in an emergency. 

Contact Practical First aid for all of your AED requirements

device, our students are fully prepared to deal with real-world health issues such as sudden cardiac arrest. For more product information or to book an appointment, please visit our website or contact us directly.