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Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and the Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF) 

This qualification is recommended as training for first aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.

The topics covered are regarded by Skills for Health as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand basic life support requirements

  • Be able to demonstrate basic life support techniques and automated external defibrillator use in line with current national guidelines

  • Be able to demonstrate post- resuscitation procedures

  • Be able to carry out basic user maintenance and troubleshoot problems with an automated external defibrillator

  • Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

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