Automatic External Defibrillator - AED Level 2 (VTQ)

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Training AED Units

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What we're going to do now is just have a brief look at a training AED unit. Now, if you're using a real AED unit for training, what you're doing then is you're running the risk of breaking the pads open, also using battery power. Now some AED units do allow you to put the unit into training mode, but then you're also using the battery from the live unit, which A, can be quite expensive, but also, it's taking the power out and meaning, you'll need to replace it a bit sooner. Generally, a training AED unit will look just like the original. Here, we've got the HeartSine 350 and the HeartSine 500 training units.

The key thing with them is you'll use them in accordance with the instructions, but also, they have remote controls with them. With a training AED unit, you need to tell the unit that the pants are on and things like this and also set scenarios. You can do that simply from the remote control. You can also, with the HeartSine 500, you can tell it whether the person's doing good compressions or push harder, so it can actually give CPR help as well. With these units, they're very simple and easy to use, and they're a very good idea if you just want this top heart training where needed. But also make sure if you are using AED trainers that you do know you're using a competent person who does know what they're doing with the unit to ensure that you're not making any mistakes.