Defibrillation training Course Agenda
Introduction 30 minutes
Welcome and introduction
Overview of the chain of survival and automated defibrillation
Sudden Cardiac death
Chain of Survival
Importance of early defibrillation
What is an AED
How does an AED work?
Instruction in CPR and Relief of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction 1 hour 15 minutes
Watch-then-practice: mouth to mouth breathing
Watch-then-practice: mouth to mask breathing
Watch-then-practice: chest compressions
Watch-then-practice: CPR (mouth to mask plus chest compressions)
Watch-then-practice: relief of FBAO (clearing the obstructed airway
AED Instruction 30 minutes
Instructor demonstrates operation and maintenance of AED
Turning device on
Location of pads
Delivery of shock
No shock indicated
Instructor demonstrates one-rescuer AED scenario: 1 shock; pulse and breathing return
Participants practice HeartSaver AED algorithm (single – shock scenario)15 minutes
Scenario-based Practice 35-45 minutes
Practice and review: 8 critical scenarios (groups of 4: 8 rotations)
Practical Evaluation 25-40 minutes
Written evaluation Total time: 2½ to 3 hours
Training in the Use of Automated External Defibrillators course Objectives
At the end of the course the student must demonstrate competency in a practical evaluation of managing cardiac arrest using automated defibrillation according to the guideline protocols.
The practical evaluation has five objectives:
The student must demonstrate control of the emergency scene and direct resuscitation efforts.
The student must demonstrate adherence to the recommended protocols in a simulated cardiac arrest while correctly defibrillating a manikin within 90 seconds (or preferably less) of arrival at the manikin's side.
The student must demonstrate safe use of the AED; answer questions about controls, disposable supplies, and maintenance; and demonstrate troubleshooting techniques.
The student may be required to provide appropriate voice documentation of events on the scene if the device contains a voice recorder.
The student must demonstrate appropriate assessment and care of the patient before, during, and after defibrillation.
A written evaluation, requires the student to demonstrate knowledge of local standing orders/protocols about use of AEDs and local program requirements.