Electrical Defibrillation is well established as the effective intervention for cardiac arrest, the most important determinant of survival being the time from collapse to delivery of the first shock. Today the widespread deployment of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) is considered a realistic strategy for reducing mortality due to heart disease.
No previous experience is necessary and is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their basic life support skills. Following the current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines, ITC has developed a training programme for those organisations that wish to provide AED cover in their establishments.
Brief Historical Introduction
Vital Signs & Basic Life Support
Chain of Survival
Dealing with Aftermath
An easy to follow course manual per person
Certificate with valid lifetime of 180 days
Modern equipment and training methods
1 – day (initial training)
3.5 hours (revalidation)
6 monthly revalidation. Refreshing the techniques and skills of the Introductory Course and increasing skills and knowledge base.