QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

What’s It About?

This basic life support and defibrillator training course will provide your employees with the essential knowledge and skills they need to be able to recognise when someone has suffered cardiac arrest and to respond to the emergency quickly, calmly and confidently.

Please note that in-depth training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) is not currently part of either the Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses.

Who Should Attend?

This course is perfect for any staff who wish to undertake further training or to develop their knowledge and/or skills in this subject area.

It is also recommended that all existing qualified first aiders in your workplace who have access to a defibrillator undertake this training.

Why’s It Important?

Approximately 270,000 people suffer from a heart attack each year in the UK and around 33% of victims will die before they reach hospital due to cardiac arrest.

When an individual suffers cardiac arrest, their chance of survival falls by about 14% for each minute that passes without AED.

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood around the body. Unless someone begins cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and administers an automated external defibrillator (AED) quickly, the casualty may suffer permanent brain damage, and death may occur within minutes of the onset of cardiac arrest.

If members of your team have the skills and confidence to use an AED, it will save lives.

What Will You Gain?

By attending this defibrillator training course, your employees will be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally as well as knowing how to manage when they are not breathing normally.

On returning to the workplace, they will be able to safely and effectively use an AED.