AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED)
The Automated External Defibrillator course represents entry-level training to recognize the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques. Automated External Defibrillator’s can extend the window of opportunity, while rescuers activate the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and/or arrange for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility. According to DAN (Divers Alert Network), the average age for scuba diving fatalities is gradually increasing (42 years old). Heart disease is a common problem that we should not ignore. Holiday scuba diving from remote locations may be some distance from emergency medical help, so it is important to prepare for every emergency.
Automated External Defibrillator One-day Course – 85£
Though primarily suited for Scuba Divers, this course has no prerequisites and does not include and training dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around Divers – Boat Crew, Non-diving Buddies, Lifeguards, and Shore Staff. You don’t need any previous CPR or First Aid training to take the course.
Automated External Defibrillator – Learn about
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Automated External Defibrillator use (AED)
- Cardiovascular disease
- The heart and heart attacks
- The ‘Chain of Survival’
- Resuscitation and Defibrillation
- Legal considerations
AED – Learning Materials
The AED crewpak is included in the price and includes all of the required training materials to complete the Automated External Defibrillator Course.
The topics covered in the AED Manual & DVD include
- Basic Life Support – CPR & 1st Aid
- AB-CABS – Monitoring the Cycle of Care
- Automated External Defibrillator’s
- AED equipment storage and maintenance
What’s included in the price?
- Your own dedicated private Emergency First Response & AED Instructor Trainer
- Use of Emergency Medical Equipment (AED’s)
- Classroom sessions as required
- AED Skills practice
- Scenario’s and role-play
- The Automated External Defibrillator Manual & Certification Card
Automated External Defibrillator – The Benefits
AED students learn valuable skills and knowledge that is the foundation for other medical training programmes, such as the Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary courses, the EFR Care for Children course, the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course, and the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
Emergency First Response - EFR Primary and Secondary Care courses create confidence that encourages you to help others, in the event of a medical emergency.
EFR (CPR & First Aid) skills are invaluable techniques for anyone involved in adventure sports, and a certification in CPR and First Aid is required for divers’ enrolled in the PADI Rescue Diver course. Emergency First Response (EFR) is a PADI affiliate that specialises in teaching these lifesaving skills –
and they’re for anyone, not just divers.
EFR Care for Children – The Care for Children course teaches the lay rescuer how to provide emergency care for children (aged 1 to 8 ) and infants less than one year old.
The training may include CPR, AED and First Aid, for medical emergencies that children face, preventing common injuries and illnesses in children, and how the emotional aspect of caring for children is different than adults.
Emergency Oxygen Provider - Providing emergency oxygen in the event of a diving accident may be crucial for a positive outcome.
This PADI specialty course develops the rescuers’ techniques in equipment set up, providing oxygen to a breathing/non-breathing diver, and service and maintenance of the emergency oxygen equipment.
Rescue Diver - Many divers describe the padi rescue course as ‘challenging’ yet extremely ‘rewarding’. The demands of the rescue training lessons is what makes this invaluable experience the most ‘serious’ fun diving, you’ll ever have.