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Level 2 Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)
This efficient course will enable you to use the AED competently and confidently.
Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED, but it also includes vital training in basic life support, including resuscitation.
Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator had been made available.
Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and workplaces.
A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.
4 Learning Hours.
de Carteret House, 7 Castle Street, St Helier, JE2 3BT
Did you know?
- ‘A blocked airway can kill someone in three to four minutes, but it can take more than eight minutes for an ambulance to arrive.’
- ‘New research shows just 5% of adults have the skills and confidence to provide first aid in emergency situations.’
- ‘59% of deaths from injuries would have been preventable had first aid been given before the emergency services arrived.’
- In the UK fewer than 10% of all the people in whom a resuscitation attempt is made outside hospital survive.
- ‘With no compressions, the 90% confidence of successful defibrillation is reached at 6 minutes and the median time limit for success is 9.5 minutes. However, with pre-shock chest compressions, the modeled data suggest a 90% success rate at 10 minutes and a 50% rate at 14 minutes.’
- ‘We estimate that about 1,700 lives are saved in the UK per year by bystanders using an AED.’
- ‘Nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander CPR was administered.’
This course will teach you the most efficient & safest way to treat casualties who are in need of emergency medical assistance.
A range of life saving related subjects are covered including:
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Assessment of the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Infection control
- AED functions
- Defibrillation procedures
- Safety measures
This qualification lasts for 3 years. After 3 years, delegates will need to retake the entire course to renew their qualification. In addition, students should do an annual refresher to ensure competence and learn any new changes to the laws and life-saving procedures.
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written examination.
A minimum of 7 students and a maximum of 12 students can attend this course. The minimum age for enrolling on this course is 14 years, and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.