To provide knowledge and practical skills required for dealing with an unresponsive casualty, with the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
- Discuss chain of survival, and how to initially recognise and assess someone that is experiencing cardiac arrest.
- Outline signs and symptoms of chest pain, choking and the unconscious patient.
- Discuss the recovery position and how to place the patient in the recovery position.
- Demonstrate how to initiate compressions and safe defibrillation using an AED.
- Outline the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED).
At the end of the course delegates should be able to:
- Recognise signs of cardiac arrest and demonstrate initial assessment and management of that casualty.
- Explain why early intervention and the performance of resuscitation is important.
- Outline how to deal with a choking or unresponsive casualty, and how to manage a casualty with chest pain.
- Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position correctly and identify any risks or complications when placing someone in the recovery position.
- Demonstrate how to turn on the AED, attach the pads correctly and follow the AED prompts.