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CPR And Defibrillator Training - What Are Automated External Defibrillators?

CPR and defibrillator training is becoming an increasingly common thing across all workplaces – not just healthcare facilities or in workplaces with risks. It's seen as a great way to educate and empower staff to be able to make a real difference in the event of an emergency that requires CPR.

One such device that is becoming more common across the UK is the automated external defibrillator or AED. The AED is a device that can be used by someone without any extensive CPR medical training. Once its pads are connected to an individual suffering from a suspected cardiac arrest, these defibrillators will read the person's heart rhythm to determine if a shock is needed or not. The shock will then either be given or, in cases of semi-automated AEDs, will wait for input from the user to shock. The AED device will not allow a resuscitation shock to be given if it determines that it is unnecessary, meaning it cannot be used by mistake on someone. Many of the units carry audio and visual prompts to tell the user what to do, including whether or not CPR should be given at certain points. Given that heart failure can happen anywhere – inside and outside of a workplace – it's important to consider purchasing an AED for your workplace(s). This is particularly important if you have a lot of employees or customers in your workplace on an everyday basis. Staff can be taught to use the device via advanced CPR training provided by healthcare experts.

One such team of experts is ECG. We offer courses ranging from certification in basic first aid to basic life support and onto CPR and defibrillator training. To find out more about our affordable training or to book our training classes in AED and CPR, please visit http://ecgtraining.co.uk/, call 0845 423 8993 or email us via enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk.