01C AED Training

01C Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training Course Outline
(Delivery time: 03 contact hours – 1 day)

Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected heart with a device called a defibrillator. Defibrillators can be external, transvenous, or implanted, depending on the type of device used or needed. This training will focus on automated external defibrillators (AEDs) – what it is and how to effectively use it. This training will also focus on the proper methodology of providing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as defibrillation is much more effective if given with CPR.

Aim:
To ensure that participants are able to provide effective CPR & defibrillation treated using an AED in emergency situations.

Objectives:
(1) to identify casualties requiring CPR and AED treatment;
(2) be able to provide effective CPR;
(3) be able to provide effective AED treatment;
(4) to be able to care for AED;

Assessment
This training will utilize continuous assessment methodologies (British Red Cross methodologies) – there will not be a separate written examination unless otherwise requested. The trainer shall keep competency assessment records of each participant throughout the training. Assessment will be based on: (1) attendance and punctuality; (2) participation in class; and (3) performance competency.

On successful completion of the training a Automated External Defibrillators competency certificate will be awarded to each participant.

Attendance
90% attendance is required to meet certification criteria. Due to unavoidable circumstances, if any participant is unable to meet this requirement, a valid explanation is required. In such situations, issuing of the certificate is based on (2) and (3) of assessment criteria and recommendation of the trainer.

Suggested Topics:
It is recommended to complete all the modules mentioned below. If further knowledge of first aid is required, Basic or Standard First Aid Course is recommended.

• Safety requirements before and while attending an emergency situation

• Primary Assessment & Basic Life Support
o How to identify casualties with respiratory distress

• Management of unconscious casualties
o A for Airway
o B for Breathing
o C for Compressions/ Circulation
o D for Deadly Bleeding

• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults.

• Anatomy of heart
o Electrical activities in the heart

• Principles of defibrillation

• Safe usage of AEDs

• Combination of an AED with basic life support

Topics could be added or removed depending on participant requirement.