Following a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a casualty’s chance of survival by 10%. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s biggest killers, and yet statistics show that most of the British public are unaware of the life-saving difference they can make by performing CPR and defibrillation. Based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Community Education Skills 4 Life offers a half-day basic life support training course that covers the use of CPR and AEDs.
This QA level 2 award has been designed to provide candidates with the skills needed to administer safe, prompt, and effective basic life support and use an AED safely in emergency situations. Upon completion of the Ofqual-regulated course, delegates will receive a certificate that is valid for one year. With an estimated 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring every year in the UK alone, it is important that you are prepared to act in an emergency.
Chain of Survival
Assessing an Incident
Managing an Unresponsive Casualty
AED Safety Considerations
Using an AED
Combining AED Use with CPR
Using an AED on a Child
Procedures for When Emergency Services Arrive