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This course, DAN Automated External Defibrillators
(AEDs) for Aquatic Emergencies, represents entry-level training designed
to educate the general public to better recognize the warning signs of
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support
techniques and Automated External Defibrillators while activating the
local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation
to the nearest appropriate medical facility.
- In the United States, sudden cardiac arrest claims more than 225,000
to 250,000 lives a year, according to the American Heart Association.
- Ninety three percent of the people involved in a submersion incident
die from cardiac arrest.
Most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest is ventricular fibrillation.
There are several causes of ventricular fibrillation including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Electrical shock
The only definitive treatment for ventricular fibrillation is
defibrillation. This course teaches lay-providers to use an automated
external defibrillator to defibrillate a fibrillating heart and restore a
At the end of this program, Automated External
Defibrillators (AEDs) for Aquatic Emergencies course, participants will be
- Recognize the warning signs of sudden cardiac
- Provide Basic Life Support while setting up the
automated external defibrillator.
- Provide basic life support with an AED.
- Care for and maintain an AED.
This course does not provide training for
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or water rescue. The training
exercises of this course presuppose that the ill or injured person is
already out of the water.
Participants will complete the written course
assessment. Each student must pass the examination with a score of at
least 80 percent, but the instructor should review the written assessment
with all participants to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.
|Skill Performance Objectives
To successfully complete the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for
Aquatic Emergencies course, participants must demonstrate skill and
- Providing Basic Life Support.
- Securing and setting up the Automated External Defibrillator.
- Providing care with an Automated External Defibrillator.
COST - $60 per student
(4 hours of class room) - No prerequisites
- Non divers OK - Max 6 students