Additional Skills
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
AED AED's have been used successfully in the community by lay First Responders,  including police officers, fire-fighters, security staff, airline cabin crew and members of first aid and rescue organisations.

The Resuscitation Council (UK) recommends that AED's be made available wherever large crowds gather, for example at sports stadiums, pop concerts, theatres, cinemas and shopping complexes.

Course Content:

  • CPR – A refresh of the skills learnt on the HSE FAW Course
  • Heart Attacks – Statistics, fact and treatment of heart attacks
  • Getting to know the AED (any type) – Know the layout, learn how defibrillation works
  • Operating the AED – Learn a safe system of how to operate the AED safely