First Aid, CPR and AED awareness - Level 2 (CPDUK accredited)

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    First Aid, CPR and AED Awareness - Level 2 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    240 minutes

    CPD Hours

    3 hours


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    1 year

    Who is the course for?

    This first aid, CPR, and AED awareness online course is essential for anyone looking to become competent in performing CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). It is particularly valuable for individuals in workplaces, educational settings, sports facilities, and public venues where quick response to cardiac emergencies is crucial.

    Course content

    This comprehensive online first aid, CPR and AED awareness course covers a variety of critical topics, including:

    Importance of AED

    • Understanding the importance of AEDs in saving lives during cardiac emergencies.

    Chain of survival

    •  Steps that improve survival rates from cardiac arrest.

    Heart and electrical system

    • Basic anatomy and function of the heart.

    Primary survey

    •  Initial assessment techniques to evaluate the condition of a casualty.

    CPR techniques

    • Detailed instruction on performing CPR on adults and children, including hands-on CPR.

    Using an AED

    • Operational guidance and safety considerations.

    Adult vs. paediatric CPR

    •  Key differences in techniques.

    Dealing with choking

    • Protocols for adults and children.

    Recognising symptoms

    •  Identifying signs of angina and heart attacks.

    Impact of PTSD

    • Understanding post-traumatic stress after emergencies.

    Course aims

    The primary aim of this online first aid, CPR and AED awareness course is to equip first aiders with essential skills applicable in various emergency settings, enhancing their ability to act swiftly and effectively.

    Learning objectives

    This first aid, CPR and AED awareness e-learning course will:

    • Identify signs and symptoms of illnesses to ensure timely medical intervention.
    • Educate on the physiological and environmental causes of cardiac arrest to promote preventive actions.
    • Detail the steps of the Chain of Survival to improve survival rates following cardiac events.
    • Instruct on conducting primary surveys to assess the immediate medical needs of casualties efficiently.
    • Train participants to confidently and safely use Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
    • Teach effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques for adults and children, ensuring maintenance of critical blood flow in emergencies.
    • Demonstrate how to assist choking victims using recommended techniques for adults and children.

    Learning outcomes

    On completion of this online eLearning first aid, CPR and AED awareness training course, you will be able to:

    • Recognise early signs of illness in individuals to initiate timely assistance.
    • Understand and articulate the causes of cardiac arrest, enhancing preventive awareness.
    • Apply the Chain of Survival effectively in emergencies to maximise survival rates.
    • Perform comprehensive primary surveys to assess and prioritise the needs of casualties.
    • Operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) confidently and adhere to safety protocols.
    • Deliver effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on adults and children, ensuring critical blood flow during cardiac emergencies.
    • Assist adults and children in choking scenarios, applying appropriate first aid techniques to clear airway obstructions.

    These learning outcomes meet the legislative and regulatory requirements, including those outlined in the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, and adhere to the standards established by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other relevant UK regulatory bodies.

    Accreditation and Certification

    This CPD-accredited first aid, CPR and AED awareness e-learning course for care homes is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for one year.

    The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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    Why is the course important?

    First aid, CPR, and AED training is essential as it prepares individuals to respond confidently and effectively in emergencies, enhancing their ability to handle life-threatening situations. This course helps reduce risks and minimise downtime due to injuries in professional settings. It empowers people to save lives in personal encounters, making it invaluable for personal and community safety.

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