AED Supplement (Automated External Defibrillator)

Automated External Defibrillator

Your next training step

The MEDIC FIRST AID AED Supplement is designed to teach the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) when responding to a person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in occupational settings. A defibrillator is the only definitive treatment. AEDs are used prior to arrival of EMS and are an integral component of the Chain of Survival. The first few minutes of care are critical for someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

In addition to the MEDIC FIRST AID AED course featuring a variety of defibrillators, we offer the following device-specific courses:

  • Philips FR2+ Automated External Defibrillator

MEDIC FIRST AID AED Supplement Program Specifics

Intended Audience

  • Any current CPR or CPR/first aid provider

Class Configurations

  • Max Student Instructor Ratio: 12:1
  • Max Student to Manikin Ratio: 6:1
  • Max Student to Device Ratio: 6:1
  • Max Class Size: 24 (with 2 instructors)

Student Materials

Student Reference Text
Successful Completion Pack including:

  • Student Guide
  • Wallet Skill Guide
  • Completion Certificate
  • Successful Completion Card
  • Course Evaluation

Recommended Time to

Initial Training 1-2 hours
Retraining Less than 1 hour
Challenge Less than 1 hour


Course Segments

  • Chain of Survival
  • Integrating the Use of an AED
  • Basic AED Operation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Other Considerations

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice essential skills in small group practices and can also apply those skills in scenario-based practices.

Evaluation Method

Students are evaluated through instructor observation of the reasonable performance of skills. Performance and written evaluations are available and optional for use.

Recognized certification period

  • Up to 2 years

Combine with

  • MEDIC FIRST AID Basic, Version 5.0
  • MEDIC FIRST AID Pediatric, Version 5.0
  • MEDIC FIRST AID Two-Rescuer CPR Add-on Segment
  • Any nationally recognized CPR or CPR/first aid program


©2005 MEDIC FIRST AID International, Inc.

Key Benefits

  • Hands-on Training
  • Nationwide Recognized Program
  • Local Training