AED builds on the skills learned in CPR and first aid courses,
and provides knowledge of how the heart works and what goes wrong
when defibrillation is required. Participants learn when and how to
operate an automated external defibrillator including AED
maintenance, data management, and reporting protocols required
following an incident. (See Implementation Guide.)
Prerequisite: Lifesaving Society CPR-A or
Evaluation & certification: Current
Emergency First Aid Instructors or Standard First Aid Instructors
teach and certify AED candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its
certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the certification
Candidate recognition: Certification card.
Required reference material: Canadian First
- Demonstrate knowledge of when to use and how to operate an
Automated External Defibrillator (AED), including maintenance of
AED unit, data managmeent and reporting protocols.
- Demonstrate one- and two-rescuer adult and child automated
external defibrillation on a manikin.