Defibrillator Training – A Simple Way To Save Lives
In the event of a cardiac arrest (heart attack), having a defibrillator within easy reach can make all the difference between life and death.
The first 5 minutes after a heart attack are the most crucial. Immediate treatment can vastly improve the outcome for the patient.
Besides having fast access to a defibrillator machine, defibrillator training can also be greatly beneficial to patient health.
What is defibrillator training?
Defibrillator training, also known as Automated External Defibrillator ‘AED training’, provides you with the skills and knowledge to operate a defibrillator effectively.
Professionals will guide you through what steps to take in the event a person in your vicinity has a cardiac arrest. This includes how to identify a heart attack, how to use a defib machine, and how to administer additional first aid techniques.
Training includes both theoretical and practical aspects. It is often performed in groups but can also be booked for individuals.
What are the benefits of defibrillator training?
During a cardiac arrest, speed is essential to improve the chances of survival and reduce long-term damage to the heart.
Defibrillator training ensures you feel confident in your ability, knowledge and skills to use the AED equipment effectively.
By undertaking a defibrillator training course, you improve your chances of saving a life, should a heart attack occur on or near your premises.
Do you have to be trained to use a defibrillator?
You don’t necessarily have to be trained to use a defib machine. Most modern defibrillators are intuitive to use and come with a basic set of instructions.
But training can be extremely helpful. A trained person is likely to respond faster and with more confidence. This can lead to better outcomes for heart attack sufferers.
How long does defibrillator training take?
Defibrillator training typically lasts half a day. But it depends on the size of the group. Some courses may last a full day if combined with other first aid training.
It can be very worthwhile booking a defibrillator training course, especially if you work in a public area, such as a restaurant, pub, shop, or similar.
You don’t need to have any other first aid training to benefit from AED training. But any form of first aid knowledge or experience will complement the training well.
Defib training typically costs £105 per person when a defibrillator machine is purchased outright. But it is available free of charge from Defib Machines, when you register for a defibrillator rental plan.
Refresher training is recommended on a yearly basis to ensure your skills and knowledge remain up-to-date.
Visit Defib Machines for free defibrillator training
At Defib Machines, we specialise in managed defibrillator packages from £1 per day. Our defibrillator hire plans come with free defibrillator training, installation, ongoing maintenance, and a UK exclusive replacement scheme. Visit our website and get in touch with us to talk to our friendly team about defibrillator installation and training.