First Aid Courses in Brisbane will provide you with skills and knowledge essential for safe use of a Defibrillator.
Defibrillation is a treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, specifically ventricular fibrillation (VF) and non-perfusing ventricular tachycardia (VT). A defibrillator delivers a dose of electric current (often called a counter-shock) to the heart. Although not fully understood, this process depolarizes a large amount of the heart muscle, ending the dysrhythmia. Subsequently, the body’s natural pacemaker in the sinoatrial node of the heart is able to re-establish normal sinus rhythm. A heart which is in asystole (flatline) cannot be restarted by a defibrillator, but would be treated by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
In contrast to defibrillation, synchronized electrical cardioversion is an electrical shock delivered in synchrony to the cardiac cycle. Although the person may still be critically ill, cardioversion normally aims to end poorly perfusing cardiac dysrhythmias, such as supraventricular tachycardia.
Defibrillators can be external, transvenous, or implanted (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator), depending on the type of device used or needed. Some external units, known as automated external defibrillators (AEDs), automate the diagnosis of treatable rhythms, meaning that lay responders or bystanders are able to use them successfully with little or no training.
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COURSE FEES & PAYMENT
The fee for this course is $10 + GST per person.
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Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.
Online delivery – approximately 1 hour self-paced online learning
This course will be delivered 100% online.
There are no entry requirements for this course, however it is recommended participants to have the following:
- A physical person or manikin to simulate treatment
- Trainer defibrillator
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete an online assessment questionnaire. These are detailed in the sections following.
CERTIFICATE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS
There are no renewal requirements for this course.
WORK PLACEMENT ARRANGEMENTS
No work placement will be required as part of this course.
LEARNERS RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND SUPPORT, INCLUDING COMPLAINTS
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WHAT HAPPENS AT THE COURSE?
Delivery of course information and learning activities.
Assessments conducted during online training session(s) include:
- Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of online multiple-choice and short answer questions