Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training
AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training
Sudden cardiac arrest, which affects more than 700 people per day in the United States, can strike anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Sudden cardiac arrest is usually caused by ventricular fibrillation, an ineffective quivering of the heart muscle that makes it unable to pump blood throughout the body. Once blood stops circulating, victims quickly lose consciousness and will die within minutes if they don’t receive defibrillation. This course is a 2-year AED certification.
Emphasis in this two-hour course is on the operation, technique and proper use of an AED. During the course, students will participate in hands-on exercises using a AED Training unit that mimics an actual AED to help ensure a complete understanding and retention of coursework.
An individual participating in the AED certification course must also be currently certified in CPR. If current CPR certification is not available, OSTS can combine CPR and AED into a single, four-hour session.
All training is performed in accordance with Federal OSHA, applicable State-chartered OSHA, and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.