Changes to Resuscitation Council UK guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in October 2015 mean that HSE will now be revising the Emergency First Aid (EFAW) and First Aid at Work (FAW) syllabuses. The revision will require all workplace first aiders to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the 31 December 2016, as the Resuscitation Council UK guidelines now state that the management of a casualty requiring CPR is to request an AED.
For those who deliver EFAW and FAW training, the change means that you will need to ensure your learners are trained and assessed on how to use an AED from the 31 December 2016 within the existing timeframe allowed for the delivery of either EFAW or FAW training.
Active IQ will be sending out updated Learner Achievement Portfolios and Specific Assessment Guidance before the Christmas break. Active IQ is also developing an e-clinic to help support these changes which will be available in the New Year. For further information and support please contact your EV.