Maine AED Regulations

AED & CPR Training

Regulation

A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator must require expected users to complete successfully a course in automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation that is offered or approved by the American Heart Association or another nationally recognized organization

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

A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator must maintain and test the defibrillator according to the manufacturer's guidelines.

EU Solution

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 maintenance functions and maintains compliance.

Medical Direction

Regulation

A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator must consult with a physician regarding compliance with the requirements for training and AED maintenance.

EU Solution

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. EU staff, in conjunction with company designees, develops a site specific emergency response plan, AED use protocol, and AED policy and procedures. These documents are posted in the EU Program manager database as downloadable pdf files which can be easily accessed and printed at the local site. The Emergency Response plan includes both notification of the internal responders as well as timely notification of 911.

Regulatory Compliance

Regulation

A person in possession of an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location and type of the automated external 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.

AED Program Implementation

Regulation

A person who renders out out-of-hospital emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator must activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and report any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator.

EU Solution

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