Advanced First Aid Course – AED And CPR Training

Training Aid’s Advanced First Aid Course is a ‘combo’ course which includes both HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid and HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation. Accreditation for both these courses is awarded if all units are successfully completed. Training Aid’s Advanced Resuscitation Course can be completed on its own and includes correct AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) techniques.

One of the reasons our Advanced First Aid course includes both AED and CPR training is that the advanced resuscitation component is a qualification for most careers which require a high level of advanced first aid responses. Some of these include;

• WH&S roles within numerous industries
• high quality childcare and elderly carers,
• activity organisers
• lifeguards
• shopping centre and event managers

It is estimated that out of the around 30,000 Australians who die from a cardiac arrest (stops working) could be saved if correct CPR and AED techniques, learned during an Advanced First Aid course, were correctly applied as soon as the patient’s heart goes into arrest. It is not difficult to apply CPR and AED techniques, but you do need to have top-quality Advanced Resuscitation training to perform them to a high standard.

Emergency physician and specialist Professor Paul Middleton, from the University of Sydney, has been quoted as saying,
• ‘you also need someone doing high quality CPR from the moment you go down’
• our brains can begin to shut down just three minutes after a cardiac arrest and the patient will usually die within eight minutes
• every person needs to be trained to use CPR and defibrillators
• CPR and AED training should be tied to achieving a driver’s license and license renewal
• AEDs should be on every street corner in Australia

Similar procedures have been put into place in Denmark and the survival rate from a hear arrest has grown from 22% in 2001 to 45% in 2010. Denmark’s heart arrest survival statistics are many times higher than Australia where only a tiny fraction of people who go into heart arrest survive. One Australian nurse suggests AEDs should become as common as fire extinguishers. She tells how she might have been able to save her husband from his fatal heart arrest if she had been able to access a defibrillator.
There are many stories in the media which detail both heart arrest survival; and tragic stories where someone has died because they haven’t had either advanced resuscitation expertise or access to an AED. However, the most heart-breaking stories of all are those where children’s lives might have been saved if they had been found earlier, or there was someone who had advanced resuscitation training and a defibrillator within easy access.

There is no doubt that having Advanced First Aid Course accreditation is not only a benefit to yourself and your career prospects, Advanced First Aid Course training also has numerous community advantages. And there is also do doubt increased Advanced Resuscitation CPR accreditation combined with a greater number of AED availability can decrease the high number of Australians who die each year from cardiac arrest.

Contact our professional consultants at Training Aid for more information about the Advanced First Aid Course Sydney, Advanced Resuscitation courses and our Discounts for all the Group First Aid courses we offer.

*This blog is general in nature and is ONLY meant to give readers an overview of the subject matter. Do NOT rely on this information for your specific needs. If you are planning to hold one of Training Aid’s group OHS courses, we highly recommend that you concerning your SPECIFIC requirements

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