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Learn to Use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

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3 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
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Picture this: you're in a dramatic scene reminiscent of Grey's Anatomy, where every second counts, and someone's life hangs in the balance. This time, you're the hero with the knowledge to save a life using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Our comprehensive course, "Learn to Use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)," empowers you to respond effectively in emergencies. With a deep understanding of AED operation and maintenance, you'll be prepared to face the unexpected confidently. So don't wait for your life-saving moment to be scripted on TV; enrol in our course and become a real-life guardian angel. Your journey to mastering AED starts here!

Learning outcomes:

  • Acquire foundational knowledge of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
  • Prepare effectively for emergencies requiring AED usage.
  • Master the correct procedure for using an AED during cardiac emergencies.
  • Understand special AED situations and how to address them.
  • Learn about AED usage, training requirements, and optimal locations.
  • Develop skills for maintaining AED equipment to ensure proper functionality.
  • Enhance your ability to respond confidently in life-saving scenarios.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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The "Learn to Use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)" course offers an in-depth understanding of AEDs, their operation, and maintenance. In the initial modules, you will gain foundational knowledge of AEDs and learn how to prepare for their use in emergencies. It will ensure you are ready to act swiftly and effectively when a cardiac emergency arises.

As you progress through the course, you will learn the correct procedure for using an AED and explore special situations that may require unique approaches. Understanding these scenarios will enable you to adapt and respond appropriately in various life-saving situations.

In the final modules, you will learn about AED usage, training, and optimal locations for placement, as well as develop skills to maintain AED equipment. This comprehensive knowledge will empower you to be a confident and capable first responder during cardiac emergencies.

Who is this course for?

  • Healthcare professionals seeking to enhance their life-saving skills.
  • First responders, such as police officers, firefighters, and paramedics.
  • Workplace safety officers responsible for emergency response planning.
  • Teachers, coaches, and school administrators looking to create a safer environment.
  • Individuals interested in acquiring essential skills to respond confidently in cardiac emergencies.

Career path

  • Healthcare Professional: £22,000 - £70,000 per year
  • Paramedic: £24,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Firefighter: £23,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Police Officer: £21,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Workplace Safety Officer: £25,000 - £50,000 per year
  • School Administrator: £20,000 - £60,000 per year

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Certificate of completion

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Certificate of completion

Hard copy certificate - £15.99

A Physical, high-quality copy of your certificate will be printed and mailed to you for only £15.99.

For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


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