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Role of AEDs in Saving Lives

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2 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
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Want to learn how to save a life with just a few clicks? Our Automated External Defibrillator (AED) online training course is perfect for you! With step-by-step modules, you'll learn everything you need to know about AED usage, maintenance, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to become a hero in your community.

According to the British Heart Foundation, every year, more than 30,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospital environments in the UK. Without prompt treatment, survival rates are less than 10%. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can significantly increase survival rates to up to 75% if used promptly and correctly. However, many people do not know how to use an AED or what to do in an emergency situation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the components of an AED and its importance in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate proper preparation and usage techniques for an AED.
  • Recognize special AED situations and the appropriate actions to take.
  • Understand AED usage, training, and location requirements.
  • Explain AED maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Get equipped with life-saving skills through our Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - Online Training. Learn how to use an AED, prepare for emergency situations, and maintain the equipment. Sign up now and become a hero in times of crisis.

The course starts with an introduction to AEDs, explaining their importance in saving lives and how they work. You will then learn how to prepare for using an AED, including identifying the steps to take before and during the use of an AED. Next, you will discover the steps to use an AED effectively and safely, including identifying special situations when using an AED may be necessary.

This online training course allows you to learn at your own pace and is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to use an AED effectively in emergency situations. Enrol today and be ready to respond quickly and confidently when the need arises.


Upon completion of the course, learners can obtain a certificate as proof of their achievement. You can receive a £4.99 PDF Certificate sent via email, a £9.99 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for delivery in the UK, or a £19.99 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for international delivery. Each option depends on individual preferences and locations.

Who is this course for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • First responders
  • Emergency service personnel
  • Community members

Career path

  • Recruitment for AED trainers and instructors
  • AED program manager with a salary range of £25,000 to £40,000 per year
  • Health and safety coordinator with an average salary of £25,000 per year
  • Emergency medical technician with a salary range of £20,000 to £30,000 per year
  • Paramedic with a salary range of £30,000 to £40,000 per year
  • Firefighter with an average salary of £29,000 per year

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.