It is recommended that all persons who have access to or use an automated external defibrillator obtain appropriate training as set forth in the Rules and Regulations of the Department of Human Resources Chapter 290-5-30. It is further recommended that such training include at a minimum the successful completion of a nationally recognized health care provider/professional rescuer level cardiopulmonary resuscitation course; and a department established or approved course which includes demonstrated proficiency in the use of an automated external defibrillator.
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). Emergency University's blended training program provides hands on practice and verification of CPR and AED skills.
The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines
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.
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.
Emergency University's educational programs include training on prompt activation of the emergency medical services system.
Report any clinical use of the AED to the appropriate licensed physician or medical authority.
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.