Top standard medical knowledge is at the heart of each of the courses offered by Meditec Training and each delegate will leave the course feeling satisfied, with full competence and confidence with the new skills they have learnt. Each course member will be taught life-saving skills and will be able to put these into practice in front of the expert as many times as they need until they feel comfortable with the new skills they have acquired.
This course is designed for ANY person from aged 12 upwards who wish to learn lifesaving cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training including the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that are now in many public places such as supermarkets, airports, train stations and sporting venues, plus many more locations!
Many victims of sudden cardiac arrest can be saved if persons nearby recognise what has happened, summon the ambulance service with the minimum of delay, perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (particularly chest compressions) and use an AED to provide a high energy electric shock to restore the heart’s normal rhythm. AEDs are easy to use, compact, portable and very effective. They are designed to be used by ay persons; the machines guide the operator through the process by verbal instructions and visual prompts. They are safe and will not allow a shock to be given unless the heart’s rhythm requires it (Resuscitation Council (UK)).
No previous first aid knowledge is necessary to attend an AED course. Our course teaches the essential skills required by an AED operator and gives students the confidence to know what to do in an emergency.
3.5 hours - consisting of practical and theoretical activities.
Summative continuous assessment by the clinical training instructor.
On completion of training, successful students should be able to:
- Your role of the first responder
- Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation - Adult, child & infants
- Recognising the signs, symptoms and management of both angina & heart attacks
- Understanding cardiac arrest
- Getting to know the AED
- Safe operation of the AED and when to use it
At Meditec Training we take our training responsibility extremely seriously, you can take comfort in knowing that your course follows the most current and up to date legislation as set and regulated by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, all courses strictly adhere to the current guidelines of the Resuscitation Council (UK).
Meditec Training will issue a certificate of competence to those students it has assessed as competent through demonstrating satisfactory knowledge, skills and understanding in all aspects of the training syllabus as listed above.