Crisilience provides such training in all its courses, however, our CPR-AED course is wholly geared to the use and maintenance of the AED and Basic Life Support techniques.
Automated External Defibrillators (“AEDs” or “Defibs” ) can be found in most airports, shopping malls, train and underground stations, they can be found mounted on walls in several streets in London and other cities.
Whilst these are easy to use and the device will actually speak and give instructions, it is still a good thing for the first aider to be trained in its use as it is apparent according to the Resuscitation Council who state on their web page;
“The knowledge, skills and confidence of bystanders will vary according to the circumstances, of the arrest, level of training and prior experience. The bystander who is trained and able should assess the collapsed victim rapidly to determine if the victim is unresponsive and not breathing normally and then immediately alert the emergency services”.
Worthy of note: “The victim who is unresponsive and not breathing normally is in cardiac arrest and requires CPR. Immediately following cardiac arrest blood flow to the brain is reduced to virtually zero, which may cause seizure-like episodes that may be confused with epilepsy. Bystanders and emergency medical dispatchers should be suspicious of cardiac arrest in any patient presenting with seizures and carefully assess whether the victim is breathing normally. (Resuscitation Council)
For full information on our CPR-AED course please visit the AED and CPR Course Page.