Automated External Defibrillation Course

Automated External Defibrillation Course

More than one hundred and fifty thousand people die from cardiac arrests in the United Kingdom every year. Some could be saved if their heart could be defibrillated (stopped by electrocution and then restarted) within five minutes. An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can increase the chance of survival from 5% to 80%.

Who should attend

  • Those who are cardiopulmonary resuscitation trained and wish to further their skills to the next level
  • Those who wish to requalify their skill (we suggest annual requalification)

What they will learn

  • How to use an Automated External Defibrillator

Course content

  • Incident management
  • Infection control
  • Treatment of an unresponsive breathing patient
  • Choking
  • Heart attacks
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Getting to know the AED (any type)
  • Operating the AED
  • Patient hand-over to medics/ambulance crew
  • Reporting & responsibilities

Course duration

  • One day of six hours excluding breaks
  • Courses are normally run over one daybut other combinations are available, such as two three-hour evenings etc.
  • Weekend courses can be arranged for your group

Course dates

  • Closed courses can be held at your site for your group of up to 12 students at times and date to suit you


  • Continuous assessment by the Training staff


  • An MGM Training Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for one year

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