Delaware AED Regulations

AED & CPR Training

Regulation

Each prospective defibrillator user receives appropriate training by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, Delaware State Fire School or by another nationally recognized provider of training for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and AED use; provided however, that such training shall be approved by the State EMS Medical Director.

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 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.

AED Program Implementation

Regulation

Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED shall notify the appropriate EMS units as soon as possible, and report any clinical use of the AED to the appropriate licensed physician or medical authority.

EU Solution

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

Post Cardiac Event Services

Regulation

Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED shall notify the appropriate EMS units as soon as possible, and report any clinical use of the AED to the appropriate licensed physician or medical authority.

EU Solution

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.