Idaho AED Regulations

Medical Direction

Regulation

Defibrillator means an Automated External Defibrillator which has been prescribed by a physician or osteopath.

EU Solution

Emergency University provides Medical Direction. EU's licensed physicians provide oversight and an AED prescription for public access defibrillation programs.

AED & CPR Training

Regulation

Expected Defibrillator users receive training in its use and care equivalent to the CPR and AED training of the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or similar entities.

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 operational 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.

Medical Direction

Regulation

There is involvement of a licensed physician in the site's program to ensure compliance with requirements for training, notification, maintenance and guidelines for use.

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). Emergency University's blended training program provides hands on practice and verification of CPR and AED skills.

AED Program Implementation

Regulation

Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using a defibrillator must activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible, and must report any clinical use of the defibrillator to the prescribing physician.

EU Solution

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

Regulatory Compliance

Regulation

Any person or entity who acquires a defibrillator as a result of a prescription shall notify an agent of the emergency communications system or emergency vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location and type of defibrillator.

EU Solution

Emergency University notifies the local EMS agency of the date acquired, manufacturer, and model of the AED and its location. Notification information is stored in the EU AED Program Manager database.