Defibrillator (AED) Training Course


Basic Life Support BLS Courses & Defibrillator (AED) Training

/live/courses/AED_Sign.jpgAll React First, first aid courses cover Basic Life Support and Defibrillator training. CPR is part of basic life support. If you want to attend the shortest course possible then the 4 hour Basic Life Support BLS and Defibrillator AED training course is for you.  You should attend if you need to:

  • Attend a CPR course or renew your CPR certificate
  • Attend an annual CPR refresher course
  • Learn to use an Automated External Defibrillator, AED
  • Update or learn Basic Life Support BLS skills

AEDs save lives!  You don't have to have been trained in order to use an AED in an emergency situation. Many people prefer to attend a bls and aed training course in order to boost their confidence to act promptly and effectively should they need to.

Many Doctors who can't attend the Basic Life Support course organised by their own surgery choose to come on one of our BLS and AED courses in Central London.

Following this course, all successful attendees will receive a Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) RQF qualification which is valid for 3 years.

Defibrillator AED training can be delivered by all regulated first aid training providers. It doesn't have to be given by the same organisation that provided your defibrillator. AEDs are designed to be easy to use. Although there may seem to be a large number of different AEDs on the market, in fact they all work in a very similar way, the main difference being whether they are semi-automatic or automatic. i.e. will the device deliver a shock to the casualty automatically or will it tell you (yes, AEDs talk to you!) to press a button in order to deliver a shock. 

Universal defibrillator training devices are commonplace and are designed to take you through the safe use of an AED and train you to troubleshoot common problems.

An AED is used during CPR to try to restart the heart. It helps to have CPR training, which is part of a basic life support course in order to use an AED efficiently and effectively. So as well as learning to use and AED you will also be taught Adult CPR.

Related First Aid Tips and FAQs

What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

What is CPR and how do I get a CPR Certificate?

Download the Department for Education AED Guide for Schools (updated Dec 2015)

Download the UK Resuscitation Council AED Guide (updated April 2017) 

Public BLS and AED Course Training dates in London

Have a look at our course calendar to find a bls and aed course near you and book your place online.

 

Course Calendar

Date(s)
Course & Location
Cost
Details
Defibrillator (AED)
June - Tues 25 (09:30 - 14:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
The Bridge, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ
65.00
+ vat 

Course Full

July - Fri 5 (09:30 - 14:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4SG
65.00
+ vat 

Course Full

July - Sat 13 (10:30 - 15:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
City Athletic, 6 Trump Street, London, EC2V 8AF
65.00
+ vat 

Course Full

July - Tues 16 (09:30 - 14:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
The Bridge, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ
65.00
+ vat 
July - Tues 23 (09:30 - 14:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
Bishop Creighton House, 378 Lillie Rd, London SW6 7PH
65.00
+ vat 
August - Fri 16 (09:30 - 14:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4SG
65.00
+ vat 
August - Sat 24 (10:30 - 15:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
City Athletic, 6 Trump Street, London, EC2V 8AF
65.00
+ vat 
September - Fri 13 (09:30 - 14:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
Bishop Creighton House, 378 Lillie Rd, London SW6 7PH
65.00
+ vat 
September - Mon 23 (09:30 -14:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4SG
65.00
+ vat 
September - Sat 28 (10:30 - 15:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
City Athletic, 6 Trump Street, London, EC2V 8AF
65.00
+ vat 
October - Thurs 10 (09:30 - 14:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4SG
65.00
+ vat 
October - Sat 12 (10:30 - 15:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
City Athletic, 6 Trump Street, London, EC2V 8AF
65.00
+ vat 
November - Sat 9 (10:30 - 15:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
City Athletic, 6 Trump Street, London, EC2V 8AF
65.00
+ vat 
December - Sat 14 (10:30 - 15:00) Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) & AED Training
City Athletic, 6 Trump Street, London, EC2V 8AF
65.00
+ vat 
 

Course - Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an AED (1/2 day)

Using and AED

Qualification Details

RQF Level 2 Award

  • Qualification title: Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF)
  • Unit 1 title: Basic Life Support and using and Automated External Defibrillator
  • Credit: 1

BLS certificates are valid for 3 year following successful completion of the course. It may be a requirement of your professional body that you renew this training annually regardless of whether your current certificate has expired or not.

Course Timings

This is a practical, classroom-based Basic Life Support (BLS) and Defibrillator (AED) training course. There are 4 contact hours typically run over a morning with practical training and assessment carried out by the trainer. 

BLS and AED Course Content

This is a very enjoyable and highly practical course which uses universal defibrillator training devices.

  • Introduction to the purpose of AEDs
  • Incident Management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents and assessing casualties
  • Safe Airway Position
  • Adult Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - taught according to the current UK Resuscitation Council Adult BLS Guidelines
  • Chain of Survival
  • Safe use of AED - taught according to the current UK Resuscitation Council Adult BLS Guidelines
  • Heart Rhythms
  • AED Scenarios and troubleshooting
  • Dealing with Aftermath
  • Evaluation

Booking a Course

We can run in-house Basic Life Support courses and AED training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other. We will also ask for the details of the AED equipment that you have on-site to make sure that the course is tailored exactly to your requirements. Ask about organising a course for your group >>

Renewing your BLS & AED certificate 

All first aid certificates have valid lifetime of 3 years, after that you need to attend the full course again in order to re-qualify. Annual refresher training of 3 hours is strongly advised. This is just to refresh your skills it does not revalidate your certificate.

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