Defibrillators do save lives
It is quite common to hear people saying that AEDs (defibrillators) are complicated to use and even some of the learners that attend our first aid courses say the same. Our learners are very surprised that when they use the training AEDs how easy they are to use by listening to the machine and carrying out the tasks it tells you to do.
They thought they can only be used by trained medical people and soon realise that this is not the case, but not using one could potentially cost someone their life.
Here at Warwickshire First Aid Training, we proved the point recently by getting a 4-year lad and an elderly man of 81 years of age to use a training defibrillator.
You know what? they both used the training defibrillator on a manakin and carried out CPR too.