Arizona AED Regulations
Medical Direction

Regulation

A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall enter into an agreement with a physician who shall oversee all aspects of public access defibrillation, including training, emergency medical services coordination, protocol approval, standing orders, communications, protocols and automated external defibrillator deployment.

EU Solution

All AED response plans, policies and procedures, and protocols developed by EU are reviewed and approved by a licensed physician prior to implementation.

AED & CPR Training

Regulation

A person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall limit the use of an automated external defibrillator to trained responders.

EU Solution

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).

AED Program Implementation

Regulation

Require each trained responder who uses an automated external defibrillator on a person in cardiac arrest to call telephone number 911 as soon as possible

EU Solution

Emergency University's educational programs include training on prompt activation of the emergency medical services system.

Medical Direction

Regulation

Require each trained responder who uses an automated external defibrillator on a person in cardiac arrest to submit a written report to the physician, within five working days after its use.

EU Solution

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. 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 company's designee.

Post Cardiac Event Services

Regulation

The physician shall establish quality assurance guidelines that include a review of each use of the automated external defibrillator to evaluate performance.

EU Solution

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. 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 company's designee.

Medical Direction

Regulation

The physician shall be proficient in emergency medical services protocols, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators.

EU Solution

EU's licensed Emergency Medicine Physicians are proficient in emergency medical services protocols, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators.

AED & CPR Training

Regulation

The physician shall ensure that each trained responder receives training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of an automated external defibrillator by completing the heart saver automated external defibrillator course for the lay rescuer and first responder, as adopted by the American Heart Association or an equivalent course that meets the same objectives.

EU Solution

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

Regulation

The physician shall ensure that the automated external defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines.

EU Solution

EU staff inspects the AED after each use. Company AED site manager performs checks monthly (or more frequently depending on manufacturer regulations. EU AED Program manager database tracks dates routine maintenance is performed and generates automatic reminder emails of upcoming maintenance. EU staff monitors compliance and notifies company AED site manager of non compliance.