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State Regulations and Requirements

Washington AED Regulatory Requirements

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AED & CPR Training Expected defibrillator users receive reasonable instruction in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a course approved by the Department of Health.Emergency University provides CPR and manufacturer specific AED training which is developed in accordance with the guidelines published by the American Heart Association and ILCOR (International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation). All EU instructors must show proof of a valid Nationally recognized instructor card and must be in good standing with their certifying agency.
Equipment Maintenance The defibrillator is maintained and tested by the acquirer according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines.Routine Maintenance Program is developed by Emergency University which meets manufacturer guidelines. Tracking of routine maintenance dates and automated emails notifying of upcoming maintenance are provided by the EU Program Manager Database. EU staff comes to the site to perform maintenance functions and maintains compliance.
Medical Direction Upon acquiring a defibrillator, medical direction is enlisted by the acquirer from a licensed physician in the use of the defibrillator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.EU's AED Worksafe Program provides Medical Direction. Licensed Physicians review every use of the AED and EU notifies the local EMS agency of that use. A written report of the review is prepared and sent to the company's designee. EU staff, in conjunction with company designees, develops a site specific emergency response plan, AED use protocol, and AED policy and procedures. These documents are posted in the EU Program manager database as downloadable pdf files which can be easily accessed and printed at the local site. The Emergency Response plan includes both notification of the internal responders as well as timely notification of 911. Training records are also tracked in EU's program manager database.
Regulatory Compliance The person or entity who acquires a defibrillator shall notify the local emergency medical services organization about the existence and the location of the defibrillator.Emergency University notifies all agencies required by state law including but not limited to the Board of Health and the local EMS agency/dispatch center of the date acquired, manufacturer, model of the AED and its location and the AED response plan which includes EMS notification procedures. Notification information is stored in the EU AED Program Manager database.
AED Program Implementation The defibrillator user shall call 911 or its local equivalent as soon as possible after the emergency use of the defibrillator and shall assure that appropriate follow-up data is made available as requested by emergency medical service or other health care providers.All AED response plans developed by Emergency University includes both notification of the internal responders as well as timely notification of 911. Emergency University CPR and AED training programs also include education on the EMS system and timely notification of the EMS system.
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