Automated External Defibrillator Training
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is an emergency device used to restart the normal rhythm of a person’s heart. The word ‘automated’ refers to the in-built computer’s ability to measure a person’s heartbeat and, where necessary, shock the heart into beating a regular rhythm.
When combined with CPR, the use of an automated external defibrillator can increase cardiac arrest survival rates by as much as 75%.
Because cardiac arrest often happens suddenly, without warning, it is important that your employees are prepared. Part of that preparation might be to know where their nearest AED is located, and how to operate it in an emergency.
A comprehensive way of ensuring your employees are prepared is to offer AED training, provided by a qualified trainer.
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How Loch Wellness can help:
Our health and safety specialists can arrange a comprehensive training programme that includes CPR and AED training. Suitable for large and small workplaces, the training organised by Loch Wellness can ensure that your employees are fully prepared to use an automated external defibrillator safely in an emergency.
If, however, your employees have already undertaken AED training, our specialists can provide refresher courses. Training certificates related to first aid expire after three years, so our courses are a great way to ensure your team’s first aid knowledge is up to date.
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How does an automated external defibrillator work?
An automated external defibrillator works by assessing a person’s current heart rate using its internal computer via adhesive electrodes. It then, where appropriate, provides a shock to the heart intending to restart a regular rhythm.
Described as automatic, this version of a defibrillator can, once the electrodes have been applied, assess the heartbeat, provide shocks where necessary, and give the user instructions, minimising the input required from the operator.
What is the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest?
Often incorrectly used interchangeably, the fundamental difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest is that the former describes the interruption of blood reaching the heart (usually caused by a blood clot). Conversely, a cardiac arrest is a heart that suddenly stops beating.