Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training Courses
In the United Kingdom, there are some 70,000 lives taken by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is probably the leading cause of death in the UK and is one of the major public health problems.
SCA in adults is caused by an abnormal, chaotic heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). This abnormal, chaotic heart rhythm the stops the heart from pumping effectively and prevents oxygenated blood from being delivered to vital organs and tissues, and de-oxygenated blood returning to the lungs.
The most effective treatment for VF is early cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation. Defibrillation is the delivering of a controlled electric shock across the heart utilising a machine called a defibrillator.
The likelihood of successful defibrillation decreases by 7% – 10% with every minute following a SCA. It is therefore unlikely that early CPR and defibrillation will be successful after 10 minutes.
Over the years defibrillator technology has changed and it is now easier for first aid personnel and lay responders to use a defibrillator with a minimal amount of training for treatment of a SCA.
Is there an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in your company or organisation? If your company has an AED are you receiving regular refresher training?
Statistics have shown that 'Many trainees are no longer able to demonstrate effective CPR only a few weeks after attending a course; after six months it has been shown that skills retention may be as low as 10%. Repeated refresher courses are essential and experience has demonstrated that retraining at intervals of six months is both effective and practicable'.
In line with initiatives introduced by the Government, AEDs are more widely available in the workplace, shopping centres, railway stations, airports, ports and docks. East Midland Training Services AED Training Course is suitable for those wishing to use an AED.
East Midland Training Services CPR and AED Training Courses have a duration of four hours and is in compliant with current European Resuscitation guidelines.
WEL i – PAD
The i-PAD is our semi-automated external defibrillator designed for minimally trained individuals. It provides simple and direct voice prompts and displays for an easy, straightforward operation. It is lightweight and battery powered for maximum portability
and minimum weight. It is the best value AED on the market today.