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HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)

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HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)

This accredited qualification provides learners with skills to further their first aid training. It is recommended for first aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.

Those gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation form an essential part of the chain of survival.  The recommended course duration is 1 day with a minimum of 6 contact hours.

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

All successful students will be issued with a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement.  To comply with current requirements in the medical, dental, care sector and to meet the AED recommendations of the UK Resuscitation Council guidelines, you must take this qualification again after one year.  Please contact ProTrainings for further information.  

This qualification is currently assessed by practical demonstration of competence in addition to a Multiple Choice Examination (MCE) or oral/written questioning.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)
QAN: 600/1703/X
Level: 2
Credit Value: 1
GLH: 6
The Register of Regulated Qualifications
Funding Information

This course comes with 8.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

Occupations that can use this course:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • First Aiders
  • Anyone who uses an AED

Curriculum:

Learning Outcomes

1 Understand basic life support requirements 

1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support
1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary
1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest

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

2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
2.2 Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child

3 Be able to demonstrate post-resuscitation procedures

3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures

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

4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly

5 Understand the safe use of an automated external defibrillator

5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs

Qualification Certificate:

Sample HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF) Classroom Certificate