Basic Life Support BLS Courses & Defibrillator (AED) Training
All 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.