Automated External Defibrillator
Every year thousands of people die of sudden cardiac arrest. Take this course and learn the uses of AED to increase a victims chance of survival with a defibrillator on the scene.
Introduction of the course This module on AED describes in detail the theoretical and clinical aspects of using device and its use in managing patient with cardiac complications. Objective: At the end of the course the learner would be able:
- To understand the basics of AED
- To demonstrate the steps of using an AED
AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators), when used within the first 3-5 minutes of a person suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can dramatically increase a victims chance of survival from currently what is currently less 5% to as much as 70% and higher with a defibrillator on the scene.
An automatic external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.