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Do you need to be trained to use a defibrillator?


Do you need to be trained

to use a defibrillator?

Here at First Aid Accident & Emergency, we’re experts when it comes to defibrillators and we want to share this vast knowledge with you. Some of the most common questions we get asked about defibrillators includes:

  • Are defibrillators easy to use?
  • Is there training required to be able to use a defibrillator?

Most modern defibrillators are designed in such a way that they’re very easy to use. The main reason for this is because if there is an emergency, there won’t always be someone around with a medical background or first aid experience to assist—this is why defibrillators are designed so that anyone can use one, even those who have never undergone any kind of prior training.

What makes defibrillators so easy to use?

These days, most defibrillators will provide the user with very easy-to-follow instructions and will tell you exactly what to do throughout the entire resuscitation process. From the moment you switch the defib on, you will be prompted both visually and verbally with clear and concise instructions. This will include how and where to place the electrode pads. You will also be advised when a shock is about to be delivered and the defib will instruct you to stay clear of the patient.

Later in the resuscitation process, you may be required to perform CPR on the patient. The defibrillator will also help you throughout this stage. You will be guided through how to correctly perform CPR and some defibs will even provide you with a metronome sound that helps you keep the right pace throughout CPR.

Defibrillator options

If you’re wanting to purchase an easy-to-use defibrillator, we can guide you in the right direction. Here at FAAE, we stock a variety of defibrillators and defibrillator packs from leading industry brands including Physio Control LIFEPAK CR2 defibs and a range of HeartSine defibs. Either of these defibrillator options will provide you with an extremely simple and straightforward process when the time comes to complete a resuscitation. Take a look at our online shop to see the complete range of defibrillators and defibrillator packs we have in stock.

Do you want to further prepare for a medical emergency? We highly suggest you consider taking part in one of our many first aid and CPR courses. Throughout these courses, you will learn invaluable information and a range of skills that could one day help you to save a life. Check out all our courses here and book yourself in for one via our easy online booking system. For further information regarding defibrillator products or first aid courses, be sure to get in contact with the team of specialists at FAAE today.

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