AEDs are user-friendly devices that are intuitive in their operation. Everyone from high-school students and security guards to elderly relatives of heart disease patients has been successfully trained in the use of these devices.

AED training takes approximately 3 to 4 hours. This allows enough time for a full CPR course and ample hands-on practice with different rescue scenarios.

PADL does not support the method of giving a brief overview of the AED’s use with a video for the student to watch later.

Properly performed CPR is an integral part in the chain of survival for the sudden cardiac arrest victim. Assessment and treatment skills, such as determining unresponsiveness, checking for breathing and a pulse, protecting the airway, and dialing 911 (or other local emergency numbers) are all actions that rescuers must perform proficiently in order to give the patient the best chance of survival. These skills must be covered in all responsible AED training.

Choosing a Training Company

For quality AED training, go the PADL.ORG Approved Trainer Directory.

When choosing a PADL.ORG Approved Trainer, you are assured of the following:

Nationally accepted training certificates.
Physician medical direction.
Experienced instructors with medical backgrounds.
Proper teaching insurance.