This qualification has been developed specifically for those who wish to become an emergency first-aider and use a defibrillator. This international qualification would be typically delivered to learners through a 1-day training course (8 hours). Topics covered include basic emergency first aid, major bleed control, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of automated external defibrillators and managing a choking casualty.
The HABC Level 2 International Award in Emergency First Aid, Defibrillation and CPR has been developed by HABC, the UK and Middle East’s leading supplier of safety and compliance-based qualifications.
This qualification has been developed for those who wish to become an Emergency First Aider and use a defibrillator.
Learners gaining this qualification will know basic emergency first-aid procedures and will be able to use a defibrillator correctly. The topics covered will help to maintain good practice in safe, prompt and effective emergency first-aid treatment of individuals.
Progression and further learning routes include:
- HABC Level 2 International Award in Paediatric First Aid;
- HABC Level 2 International Award in Paediatric First Aid and Managing Illness & Injury; and
- HABC Level 3 International Award in First Aid at Work.
Who Should Attend?
In order to register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:
16 years of age or above
Unit 1 International Emergency first aid
The Learner Will:
1. Know basic emergency first aid requirements
- Describe the principles that underpin basic emergency first aid support
- Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed
- Explain why early intervention is necessary
- Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest
- Demonstrate the DRABC emergency response
- Demonstrate the top-to-toe survey of an injury
- Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
- Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
- Conduct major bleed control on a casualty who has suffered bleeding
- Manage shock treatment for a casualty
Unit 2 International Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of a Defibrillator
The learner will:
1 Be able to demonstrate basic emergency first aid techniques in line with current guidelines
- Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Demonstrate compression only resuscitation
- Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
- Demonstrate how to manage a choking casualty
2 Know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator
- Describe the differences between using an AED on an adult and child
- Identify safety considerations when using an automated external defibrillator
- Demonstrate the correct placement of AED electrode pads on a manikin
- Follow AED voice prompts accurately
- Demonstrate how to combine the use of an automated external defibrillator with minimal interruptions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a manikin
- Demonstrate the safe delivery of AED shock
- State the procedures if the casualty shows signs of life and starts to breath normally
- Identify the information required when handing over the casualty
The assessment of this unit include:
1) Practical observation
The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating emergency first-aid skills and the effective use of a defibrillator.
2) Written/Oral questioning
Learners are required to answer a series of questions to ensure that their understanding of the theory content meets the required standard.