Course: ITC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation
This qualification is designed to provide essential life saving skills.
The ITC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). It is regulated in England and Wales by the external regulators of qualifications – Ofqual and Qualifications Wales.
Topics include: vital signs, basic life support, Chain of Survival, heart rhythms, AED scenarios, troubleshooting problems and dealing with the aftermath.
Qualification Objectives This qualification is for those candidates who require training in the use of AEDs and is recommended as being suitable training for first aiders whose have access to a defibrillator in their workplace.
Successful completion of the course will result in knowledge and skills that will maintain good practice in the safe and effective use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation.
- Anyone wishing to develop their basic life support skills.
Course duration: 6 hours (one day or shorter sessions of 2 or 3 hours)
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Accreditation and recognition
This qualification is regulated in England and Wales by the external regulators of qualifications – Ofqual and Qualifications Wales and is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
This qualification is supported by the Sector Skills Council for Health; Skills for Health.
To meet the requirements of the qualification the Candidate must achieve the mandatory unit required for the particular qualification:
Unit title: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Skills Unit, Reference number J/503/1186
Qualification title: ITC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF), Qualification number 600/1755/7.
The Award has a credit value of 1 [10 hours] with 6 hours of this required to be tutor contact time with the candidates.
Assessment and certification
- Assessment is continual by the trainer/ assessor and there is a short multiple choice question paper.
- Certification is from ITC First and certificates are valid for three years.
- Certification is dependent upon meeting the assessment standards.
- This is by attending another defibrillation training course after 3 years.
Course Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
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 assess an incident
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 AED.