Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

This course teaches the essential skills required by an AED operator. No previous first aid knowledge is necessary to attend an AED course.

How will this help?

Seconds are vital when dealing with a cardiac arrest. Having a defibrillator and knowing how to use it can make the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

Who should attend?

Anyone within the workplace able to respond to a victim faster than calling a conventional ambulance crew.

What you will learn

This course gives people the confidence to act quickly and effectively in an emergency and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator.

Course duration

4 hours


Successful students are awarded a certificate of competence valid for one year.



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Just because it's simple to use, don't underestimate the value of an AED in your office
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. You don’t even need to be a qualified First Aider. Anyone can attend an AED course with St John.

When you look at the following statistics you’ll understand why St John think every work place should be able to cope with a cariac arrest emergency:

  • Survival rates increase by more than 50% if an AED is used within the first 4 minutes
  • Survival rates drop at the rate of 7-10% every minute without defibrillation
  • 13% of work place casualties are cardiac arrest victims*

AEDs are simple to use, cost effective and low maintenance.

*British Heart Foundation

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