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.
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.