Non-accredited information and demonstration sessions also available.
First Aid Training Group recognises that every year there are approximately 30,000 cases of sudden cardiac arrest within Australia, with the majority occurring outside a hospital setting. The average ambulance response time in Victoria is over 13 minutes and chances for survival decrease by 10% with each passing minute after sudden cardiac arrest, making access to a CPR and a Defibrillator vital.
A heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest are two different conditions and the only treatment from Ventricular Fibrillation (the most common form of sudden cardiac arrest) is defibrillation.
A detailed description of the course can be viewed in the most recent version of the Competency Standard.
All of our trainers are healthcare professionals I.e. Paramedics,
Emergency First Responders, Nurses – specialists in the field, all with REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE!
First Aid Training Group’s training course in Automated External Defibrillation (AED) provides participants with the knowledge and skills to enable them to effectively use a Defibrillator as part of the resuscitation process to a victim who has suffered a cardiac arrest.
- The Chain of Survival
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
- Resuscitation techniques
- Safety issues relating to the Defibrillator
- Maintenance and use of the Defibrillator
- Perform CPR in line with ARC Guidelines
Course Details & Prerequisites
Participants attending the Defibrillator course must be able to demonstrate current competence in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Students must be at least 14 years of age at the time of attendance. If under 14, written consent must be provided by a parent / guardian.
First Aid Training Group also utilises an Advanced Student Management System to notify clients and students when certificates are due to expire, ensuring staff / Students are always compliant / qualified.
Important note: In order to issue an accredited certificate CPR must be performed on the floor with no exemptions.
On successful completion of the course participants will be issued with a Statement of Attendance for the Course in Automated External Defibrillation.
Once enrolled, First Aid Training Group will email students a Defibrillator Training booking confirmation with venue details and maps, course requirements and terms of enrolment.