IHMP First-Aid AED/DEA Page

AED First-Aid / Emergency Care

We have developed two levels of unique ITDA/IHMP Medical AED/DEA First Aid Training and certification programs. The 1st. is a generic AED First Aid Program examining the practice and principles of delivering emergency care / first aid with any AED/DEA Unit. (DEA is Spanish for AED) and the 2nd is unit specific training based on the majority of units or a specific unit that you may have or are buying...

About this unqiue AED Life Support Trainingihmp card

We take a generic approach to AED/DEA First Aid training as all the AED Units may be different the principle of using them in first aid are much the same.

IHMP First Aid Training is firstly about feeling comfortable using an AED Unit and correctly applying the PADs to an injured Person (As this is the area most people find difficult). 

We also study the major causes for "SCA" Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the primary care procedures.

There are also many misconceptions about using AED devices among non medical persons and the major one is "Can I injure themdea further or even stop a beating heart?

The simple answer should be NO! The AED Unit is able to detect a heart rhythm even when it appears that there is none and the Unit will only function if there is not a signal strong enough to maintain life.  Other wise the unit will instruct the user to "Give CPR for 2-3 Mins" and then check again... Or No Action Required call EMS! aed

The AED7000 unit

Automatic External Defibrillator, which is a defibrillation device, safe, portable and easy to use, it can be applied in family and public places to give rapid first aid for sudden death symptoms. (SCA  Sudden Cardiac Arrest!)

We offer a generic AED Program which covers most of the units available on the market today and in the future...

Quality of Training cpr

With a complex unit of electronics like an AED it is very easy for many people to feel intimidated and out of their depth... But our training methods use low stress and comfortable practical sessions in order to develop both confidence and skills ability.  

ITDA IHMP Training programs have evoloved and are continously evolving over 1,000's of hours of practice and demonstrations. So that the few hours our students spend learning these valuable skills are firmly grounded in the practical application of such skills.

The Course program is just one day and requires a pre-requisite of CPR Training (This maybe included in the course program). No other requirements exist...  CPR Will also be reviewed and practised on the Course Program.  

About our Trainers & Instructors 

To become an ITDA IHMP Medical Instructor or Trainer requires proven skills and experience plus a complete understanding of the subject materials involved, in teaching and training our programs.

Plus meeting national and International standards requirements as Industry professionals.

 Many have been Medically Trained as EMT's (Emergency Medical Technicians) or DMT's (Dive Medic Technicians) And many are Diving Instructors who are trained professional in teachning, training and instructing Scuba and Technical Diving skills.  

So you are always in good hands...aed

About the Course Program

AED/DEA First Aid One Day Certification Program

CPR Review & Introduction to BVM (Bag Valve Mask)

Use of Barriers and Risk Management

Understanding and Medical Explanation of SCA

Basic Concepts of Heart Rhythms and problems

Causes of Heart Problems

Signs & Symptoms

Primary Care

Principles and Practise of SAFE AED Use

Switching on and Instructions / Commands

Shock / No Shock

Environment Considerations

Demonstrations and Use of AED Unit(s) and CPR with BVM

Assessment & Evaluation

Certification / Graduation


In the majority of SCA - Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Heart Attack) cases early use of an AED can result in around 85% success rates... And with CPR alone the success rate is less than 15%.... 

 I know which odds we prefer... How about you?  See also CPR First-Aid and view our page for... Oxygen FA



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