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State Regulations and Requirements

District of Columbia AED Regulatory Requirements

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CategoryRegulationEU Solution
AED & CPR Training Expected AED users receive training from and be certified by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or an equivalent state or nationally recognized course, in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED, and that users maintain their certification in CPR and AED use.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).
Equipment Maintenance The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operation al guidelines, and written records of the maintenance and testing are maintained.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 a post cardiac event review and maintenance functions and maintains program compliance.
Medical Direction A physician licensed in the District of Columbia shall oversee all aspects of the defibrillation program, including training, coordination with the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, protocol approval, AED deployment strategies, and equipment maintenance plan, and shall review each case in which the AED is used by the program.EU's AED Worksafe Program provides Medical Direction. An AED Response Documentation Form is completed with each use of the defibrillator and sent to EU along with the ECG/voice recording. EU's 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 EMS agency with the voice/ECG recording with a copy of the report to the company's designee.
AED Program Implementation Any person who uses an AED to provide emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest shall activate the Department's emergency medical service system as soon as possibleEmergency University's educational programs include training on prompt activation of the emergency medical services system.
Post Cardiac Event Services Shall report any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician or medical authority. Data on AED use shall be submitted to the Department and reviewed by the Department. 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.
AED Program Implementation Upon meeting the requirements above, the defibrillation program shall be registered with the Department and the Department shall issue to the defibrillation program a certificate of registration.Emergency University submits program registration information as required in the District of Columbia.
Regulatory Compliance Any person or entity who acquires an AED shall notify an agent of the Fire Chief, the EMS Medical Director and the emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence of the AED and the Department of the existence, location and type of AED.Emergency University notifies the local EMS agency, and all other departments required by law of the date acquired, manufacturer, and model of the AED and its location. Notification information is stored in the EU AED Program Manager database.
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