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Automated External Defibrillator Course

The skills that students learn in the half day AED and CPR certification course can greatly increase the likelihood of patient survival after suffering cardiac arrest.

This section explains how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use life-saving defibrillation equipment (PAD) in the Emergency First Response™ CPR and AED course.

What is the AED and CPR Course from EFR?

There are no specific age limits to enrol in the training and get the EFR CPR and AED certification.

CPR lessons are quick and easy - due to the performance-based theory and practical skill objectives.

After completion, Emergency First Response AED and CPR certifications confirm the specific level of training attained by students.

Furthermore, the international certificate is valid for two (2) full years from the course completion date.

Note: The course philosophy for the CPR AED certification is dynamic and unique. As a result, all successful students will receive their course completion card immediately after they have met all of the training objectives.

What is AED Training?

The EFR™ AED training course gives beginners an opportunity to learn how, and when, to administer public access defibrillation (PAD).

You can take part in a CPR and AED course online. But, for many the ideal way to learn is through a combination of knowledge development lessons and hands-on skills sessions.

ILCOR Guidelines and Protocols

All Emergency First Response™ courses follow the emergency considerations and protocols as developed by all the members of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (or ILCOR). The 7 current member organisations of ILCOR include:

Note: First formed in 1992, the aim of ILCOR is to provide a platform for liaison between principal resuscitation organisations around the world. In general, the criteria is for member organisations to have an accepted remit for the creation of resuscitation guidelines.

Why You Should Get CPR AED Certified

Layperson rescuers (e.g. members of the public) should not expect to control all the variables when faced with a real emergency.

Nonetheless, knowing how to provide adequate care, and make an appropriate response, often tips the balance in favour of a full recovery.

Without a timely intervention, the chance of long-term disability increases (e.g. it can literally be a case of life vs. death).

Here's why...

After receiving a call, the average response time for emergency services is more than ten (10) minutes. And, each minute of delay in defibrillating patients with SCA decreases the chance of survival by about 10%.

So, signing up for a few hours of CPR and AED training will give you the skills needed to help save someone's life.

Furthermore, the life you save by performing CPR or using a defibrillator could be a loved-one, a close friend, or a colleague at work.

Important: Every second counts! Conducting prompt and early defibrillation of a patient with an abnormal heart rhythm (i.e. ventricular fibrillation) is vital for increasing their chances of survival.

CPR & AED Course Requirements

The curriculum overviews the importance of using crisis medical equipment. Hence, you will get to practice using an AED trainer device and performing CPR on a casualty simulaid (e.g. simulation manikins).

Content for students who complete the AED and CPR certification course in Bangkok, Thailand will cover all of the following important topics:

Participants achieve these objectives through a combination of scenario role-play in classroom sessions, a video presentation, student knowledge reviews, and a final exam.

EFR™ AED and CPR Course [½ Day]

An Emergency First Response Instructor will teach two primary skills (e.g. understanding how, and knowing when, to respond to someone who is suffering a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)).

How to get certified for CPR and Automated External Defibrillator in Bangkok, Thailand?Students learn how to (all):

Price for CPR and AED Defibrillator Course in Bangkok 2,900 THB*

Note: The course price includes Emergency First Response AED completion card (valid for 24 months), participant manual, and a wall certificate. You can take part in the refresher course to renew your certification any time during the two year period.

FAQ about AED Certification

Is AED Certification Same as CPR?

The short answer is no! Training for CPR and AED covers two different steps of life-saving procedures. In simple terms:

  • CPR is a temporary technique used to keep blood reaching the vital organs (e.g. brain, heart, kidneys) when the heart has stopped pumping by itself 'electrically'.
  • An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a small, portable machine used by medical personnel and layperson rescuers to try and restart the heart after cardiac arrest.

What's the Difference between AED and BLS?

The primary difference is that Basic Life Support (BLS) results in a certificate for participating in advanced training. The main topics covered in BLS are cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures and defibrillation of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

What are the Basic Steps of CPR?

It is critical to follow set procedures when preparing to perform CPR on a patient who is not breathing and shows no sign of circulation. The general steps include:

  • Checking the scene for safety (for the rescuer and the victim)
  • Opening the patient's airway (look, listen, and feel for signs of circulation)
  • Calling EMS for assistance (or nominate a bystander to active emergency services asap)
  • Checking the patient for normal breathing (including agonal breathing)
  • Starting chest compressions
  • Delivering rescue breaths
  • Repeating CPR steps until you can defibrillate the patient (or the EMS can)

What Does ABC Stand for in CPR First Aid?

Even though there are many contributing factors for the assessment of a victim, ABC stands for airway, breathing, and circulation in terms of first aid procedures.

Note: The short video [2:07 seconds] presented by the American Heart Association (AHA) explains how to perform 'hands-only' CPR for situations where you are unable to protect yourself against mouth to mouth contact.

Automated Defibrillators: The Benefits

The Emergency First Response™ CPR and Automated External Defibrillator course represents 'entry-level' training for laypersons in:

  • Recognising the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
  • Administering first aid using basic life support techniques (BLS).

Using Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can extend the window of opportunity while bystanders or rescuers:

  • Activate local medical response personnel (EMS).
  • Arrange for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility (such as a hospital).

Note: CPR AED training (including certification renewals) will benefit individuals with a desire for helping others, healthcare providers, school teachers, and people in workplace environments. You can check the comprehensive price list for further details and contact us by email if you would like to book the course or send an enquiry.

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