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Control measure
Use effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of automated external defibrillator (AED)

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Use effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of automated external defibrillator (AED)

Understand:

  • The procedures for assisting casualties with cardiorespiratory arrest
  • How to use medical equipment to provide prompt resuscitation treatment to casualties

Refer to: Adult basic life support

Paediatric basic life support

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Use effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of automated external defibrillator (AED)

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assess casualty and determine the requirement for CPR and/or AED
  • Identify the need to extricate a casualty in an emergency situation to apply medical support timeously

Refer to: Adult basic life support

Paediatric basic life support