The Basic Life Support course, covering CPR and use of a Defibrillator, requires a minimum of 3 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities
This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED (Defibrillator) competently and with confidence.
Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in basic life support including resuscitation.
Why attend this Basic Life Support course?
A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time. When it does, every second matters.
Defibrillators (AEDs) are proven to save lives. They are an invaluable addition to health and safety provision for your employees.
If you already have a defibrillator, it’s important that your employees know where it is and are comfortable and confident to use it.
Defibrillators are simple to operate and can be used by anyone, with no prior training. However, training in defibrillator sue will make sure you are familiar with the device, so you are able to act quickly and confidently when it really counts. Crucially, you will also learn how to do CPR – a critical part of the chain of survival.
You can join a scheduled course, or book one of our trainers to come to your premises to train a group.
Who needs Basic Life Support and Defibrillator Training?
This course is ideal for those working, or living in, or close to a location where a defibrillator is available. It is also suitable for those looking to purchase a defibrillator for their workplace. Current first aiders can use the course as a refresher of resuscitation techniques learnt on courses such as Emergency First Aid at Work. This course also provides more in depth knowledge of using a defibrillator as well as what to look out for on your casualty.
If you are looking to furthering your first aid skills, or take part in an organised first aid scheme, then this course would be ideal for you.
If you work in health care, this course will serve as a basic module, and can be used to show annual CPD training in CPR and defibrillator use for your Primary Care Trust.
You do not need any previous first aid knowledge to attend a defibrillator course.
Candidates must have a basic literacy at Level 2.
Basic Life Support Course Syllabus
A range of subjects including:
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Defibrillation procedures
- Assessment of the situation
- Infection control
- AED functions
- Safety measures
On passing the basic life support & AED course each candidate will receive a certificate.
These certificates are accredited through the FAA and are valid for 3 years. After this the course must be retaken.
Candidates are assessed during each practical activity. At the end of the course candidates will complete a multiple choice question paper. Each candidate must successfully complete both elements to pass the course.
In-House / On-site courses
If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.