Defibrillation training Course Agenda

Introduction 30 minutes                                                             
Welcome and introduction                                                           
Overview video:                                                            
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
Skin preparation
Location of pads
Pad placement
Analyze mode
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
Practical evaluation                                                                          
Written evaluation                                                                           Total time: 2½ to 3 hours

Evaluation Station

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.