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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

This course teaches the essential skills required by an AED operator and gives students the confidence to know what to do in this kind of emergency. No previous first aid knowledge is necessary to attend an AED course.

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Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in furthering their emergency aid skills, or takes part in an organised first aid scheme. For health care workers, this course serves as a basic module.

What will you learn?

The course covers how to use an automated external defibrillator.

Course content

  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty.

  • Resuscitation.

  • Heart attacks.

  • Getting to know the AED (any type)

  • Operating the AED.

Course duration

Four hours.

Assessment and certification

Continuous assessment by trainer.

In the UK, one person suffers a heart attack every two minutes but the majority could be saved if their heart was shocked back into rhythm. We passionately believe in improving AED access because it has been proven to save lives.


St John Ambulance offers a complete solution to your AED requirements, and can provide:

  • ·AED equipment.

  • ·Installation.

  • ·Supply of consumables.

  • ·Warranty.

  • ·Further refresher training.