This qualification forms part of the QA First Aid suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:
The Resuscitation Council (UK)
Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
The purpose of this qualification is to assist the Learner to update and continue professional development (CPD) and develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide BLS and use an AED in the workplace or other emergency situations.
This qualification is for people who have a specific interest or responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, in being able to provide BLS when dealing with an emergency situation which may involve using an AED.
This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit. For further details on these full course specifications can be supplied upon request.
Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 3 weeks. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct training guidance to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 3 hours and 40 minutes (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 5 hours. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course/pre-course material/handouts and researching information on the internet.
Chain of survival
Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty
AED safety considerations
• Using an AED
• Combining AED use with CPR
• Using an AED on a child
Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive