|Sudden Cardiac Arrest Kills nearly 200,000 people every
year. Having simple AED equipment and trained staff on site allows
early defibrillation (before an ambulance can get to you) which can
increase the chances of survival from 5% to 80%.
is very simple, very safe and can be safely used with only 4 hours
training. All diagnostic ‘decisions’ are made by the
AED – with the operator following verbal prompts only.
In the US (where AED’s have been available for many years)
very few legal cases have arisen from the use of AED equipment -
but many organisations have been successfully litigated against
for NOT having AED equipment in place.
In the UK the government is encouraging the use of AED’s
by non-medical operators through its ‘National Defibrillator
Programme’. At present there is no statutory legal requirement
under English law to provide a defibrillator, but liability may
arise under common law for failure to take adequate safeguards to
protect the public present at a facility. In practice this may be
particularly relevant in large workplaces, retail areas public attractions
or sports & leisure facilities (particularly where people undertake
physical exercise). The Resuscitation Council (UK) suggests that
a risk assessment should indicate AED training where ‘The
frequency of cardiac arrest is such that there is a reasonable probability
of the use of an AED at least once in 5 years’.
|LMS Commercial Training uses professionally
qualified paramedic and nursing staff to deliver first aid training.
This means our instructors have the depth of knowledge and experience
to fully explain all aspects of the syllabus. Because they have
seen and done it all for real, they can answer students questions
fully, give practical advice and tips, and reassure candidates
with concerns about dealing with medical emergencies.
AED Training assumes that candidates have First Aid or
basic CPR skills. For candidates with no previous training, AED
courses can be cost-effectively combined with Basic Life Support,
Appointed Person or First Aid at Work Training Courses.
AED Course Candidates will learn:
- Revision & update of CPR & basic life support
- Understating cardiac arrest how the AED Reverses it
- Safety in AED use and first aid
- Choosing, storing, using & checking AED equipment
- Management of a cardiac arrest situation
- Management of a recovering casualty