This unit covers the competency required to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) to defibrillate a casualty in an emergency. It complies with Australian Resuscitation Guidelines for use of an AED and State and Territory Standards.

Course Content

  • chain of survival
  • assessing the situation
  • signs of life
  • correct procedure for pad placement
  • following the voice prompts
  • shocking the casualty
  • replacing the pad cartridge
  • checking battery life
  • reporting procedures

Prerequisites: The prerequisite for this course is current CPR Statement of Attainment (within last 12 months). Current Industry recommendation is for this course to be updated every 12 months.

Course Duration: Two hours.

Assessment Method: Assessment is ongoing through demonstration of practical skills.

Course Award: On successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency from the Public Safety Training Package PUAOPE010C – Operate an Automated External Defibrillator.

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