Automated External Defibrillation

CPD Hours: .5
Current as at 16 March 2022
In this session we will explore the use of automated external defibrillation (AED) as per the ANZCOR Guideline 7. With cardiac arrest, time to defibrillation is a key factor that influences a person’s chance of survival. This session will cover a review of the ANZCOR guideline, shockable rhythms, placement of pads, and safety considerations when using an AED.

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“Review the ANZCOR Guideline 7 – Automated External Defibrillation in Basic Life Support”

Course Content

In this session, we will explore the use of automated external defibrillation as per the ANZCOR Guideline 7. With cardiac arrest, time to defibrillation is a key factor that influences a person’s chance of survival. A defibrillator should be applied to the person who is unresponsive and not breathing normally as soon as it becomes available so that a shock can be delivered if necessary.

Critically, survival from a cardiac arrest relies upon a timely response. Greater than 50-70% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims survive if defibrillation occurs within the first 5 minutes. For every minute that passes, there is a 10% less chance of survival.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Review the ANZCOR Guideline 7 – Automated External Defibrillation in Basic Life Support
  • Explore the importance of the use of defibrillation
  • Investigate pad placement in the adult and children
  • Discuss safety issues associated with the use of the device
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