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Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an AED Level 2 (BLS+AED) Half Day

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Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an AED Level 2 (BLS+AED)

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are becoming more widely available in public areas and workplaces and the survival rate for casualties suffering cardiac arrest dramatically increases if an AED is available and there are qualified personnel to use it.

The qualification is primarily for learners who have a responsibility at work or are involved in voluntary and community activities having access to an AED.

A learner will gain the knowledge and practical competence required to be able to recognise and treat someone who has suffered cardiac arrest and to respond quickly, calmly, and confidently.

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Our Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an AED (BLS+AED) Course covers the following subjects:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Infection control
  • Resuscitation
  • AED functions
  • Defibrillation procedures
  • Safety measures

 

Certification

This qualification is valid for 3 years from the date of achievement. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further 3 years. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training.

Entry Requirements

The qualification is suitable for learners aged 14+ and it is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake the course.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact us before attending the course.

Qualification Assessment

Scenarios are set recreating a real-life situation as far as possible to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment the learner will be asked set related oral questions by the trainer/assessor.
The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course with the trainer/assessor making learners aware of when they are being assessed and what they are required to demonstrate. A learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to pass the practical assessment. 

Qualification

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA).  FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).  The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.

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