AED (Automated External Defibrillators) Training
21st March 2019 and 25th March 2019
Open to all ESAC club members.
Want to take your basic-life-support skills to a higher level and be able to give a non-breathing, unresponsive casualty an increased chance of survival?
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are becoming widely available for use in an emergency in public places and during this course you will gain the confidence to use one.
The AED course gives divers the skills and confidence to use an AED in the event of an emergency. The course is open to all members aged 12 or more, with up-to-date basic life support skills. This could be from Sport Diver training or attendance at a BSAC Oxygen Administration SDC. All divers are encouraged to take this course.
The two-and-a-half-hour course explains what an AED is and gives you experience using an AED in a training environment. Through a structured range of scenarios, you will receive plenty of hands-on practice of when and how to use an AED.
Practical sessions are supported by theory sessions on the heart and its rhythms, choosing and using AED machine, and safety procedures specific to using an AED in diving situations. This is a continually assessed course during which students must reach the required performance standards.
You will learn how to use an AED in accordance with Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines. You will be qualified to use an AED in diving environments. If you are at the scene of an emergency in a public place, such as an airport or station, you will have skills to be able to use an AED if one is available.
Cost £5 per person (plus contribution to venue hire).
This training requires renewal every 12 months so we hope to institute a rolling program to keep everyone up to date.
If you wish to attend, please let Simon know at a Club Night or simply use this form to contact him: