St John Cymru – 2-hr Public Access Defib Awareness courses

St John Cymru are running a campaign in February called Defibruary where we are running our free, 2-hr Public Access Defib Awareness courses; I was wondering if you, or any of your volunteer groups may be interested in signing up for one of our scheduled courses in Cardiff in February. Please could you send this to anyone you think may be interested in taking part.

Every year there are around 8000 people in Wales that experience out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops beating effectively and normal breathing ceases. This results in the casualty becoming unresponsive and urgent intervention is required. The chances of survival are greatly increased when an AED is applied.

The short awareness session will take you through how to access and use a public access AED and will teach you how to administer CPR. Our courses also help provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to deal with an emergency situation.

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for anyone over the age of 7.
No previous first aid experience required.

This course however is not suitable for those responsible for using a defib in the workplace – for workplace training we would recommend the full
AED training course which can be found here

What will you learn?

  • Assess an incident
  • Treating an unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery position
  • Resuscitation
  • Awareness of the use of an AED

How do you book?

Simply follow this link

use the course finder on the left of your screen, enter your town or postcode to find a course near you or you can call us on 0345 678 5646.


We are running the free 2hr courses at St David’s 2 shopping centre in Cardiff on 8th Feb.

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