Defibrillator training added to first aid at work syllabus
Recent guidance by the Resuscitation Council UK on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has resulted in the HSE revising the Emergency First Aid and First Aid at Work syllabuses.
The revision will require all workplace first aiders to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the 31 December 2016, as the Resuscitation Council UK guidelines now state that the management of a casualty requiring CPR is to request an AED.
It is sensible to ensure that EFAW and FAW first aiders are trained in AED use as they are now available within many workplaces and public spaces. There is good evidence that the early use of an AED has a far more beneficial outcome for the casualty than if that intervention is delayed.
Newcastle International Airport Training Academy are accredited by the AoFA to deliver Level 3 First Aid at Work training, including automated external defibrillator (AED).