February 11, 2023
DO YOU NEED TRAINING TO USE A DEFIBRILLATOR
No, anyone can and should use a Defibrillator. The voice prompts are designed for beginners and will instruct you on exactly what to do, from reminding you to call 000 to counting out the CPR rhythm.
Of course training beforehand increases your confidence and preparedness in using a Defibrillator. It helps people understand where the AED fits into the DRSABCD process and the chain of survival. This can definitely save precious minutes that might be wasted in opening and positioning the Defibrillator, which is why we recommend you complete First Aid training and do regular refreshers.