OSH Qualifications UK Level 2 International Award in Basic Life Support and Use of an AED

Product Details

1.Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for individuals who may need to provide basic life support and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in emergency situations. This qualification is suitable for a range of people across various sectors and can be relevant for both work and non-work settings. The specific target audience may include:
  1. Employees designated as first aiders in the workplace.
  2. Individuals responsible for responding to medical emergencies at work.
Healthcare workers, such as nurses, doctors, and paramedics, who may need to refresh or enhance their basic life support skills.
Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency service personnel who may encounter medical emergencies as part of their duties.
Educators and school staff who are responsible for the well-being of students and may need to respond to medical emergencies.
Community members, volunteers, or individuals involved in community organizations who want to acquire life-saving skills.
Individuals working in fitness and sports environments where there is a potential for cardiac emergencies.
Anyone interested in acquiring basic life support skills and knowledge in the use of an AED for personal or community safety.

2.How long will it take?

Expect to dedicate approximately 8 hours of study to achieve this qualification.

3.Topics Covered

The qualification encompasses key subjects such as recognition of an emergency, activation of emergency medical services (EMS), assessment of the casualty, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), post-resuscitation care, choking, infection control, communication skills, teamwork and leadership. Learners gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (SED) are an essential part of the chain of survival.

4.Assessment Method

The assessment for this qualification is conducted through a multiple-choice examination and Practical demonstration.

5.Guidance for International Delivery

OSH Qualifications Board UK recommends reaching out to the relevant Government Department in the target country where you plan to provide this qualification. This ensures alignment with local regulations and rules. In certain cases, registration as a training provider within the host country might be necessary. It is important to note that while OSH Qualifications Board UK upholds its own rigorous standards for approving centers, it does not represent or speak for other organizations or governmental departments.