Collaborative Agreement. A person, firm, organization or their entity may purchase, acquire, possess and operate an automated external defibrillator pursuant to a collaborative agreement with an emergency health care provider. The collaborative agreement shall include a written agreement that incorporates written practice protocols, and policies and procedures that shall assure compliance with this section. The public access defibrillation provider shall file a copy of the collaborative agreement with the department and with the appropriate regional council prior to operating the automated external defibrillator.
EU's AED Worksafe Program provides Medical Direction. Licensed Emergency 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.
No person may operate an automated external defibrillator unless the person has successfully completed a training course in the operation of an automated external defibrillator approved by a nationally-recognized organization or the state emergency medical services council, and the completion of the course was recent enough to still be effective under the standards of the approving organization. However, this section shall not prohibit operation of an automated external defibrillator, by a health care practitioner licensed or certified under title VII of the education law or a person certified under this article acting within his or her lawful scope of practice or by a person acting pursuant to a lawful prescription.
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). Students have unlimited access to the on line training and EU offers quarterly skills refresher courses.
The public access defibrillation provider shall cause the automated external defibrillator to be maintained and tested according to the applicable standards of the manufacturer and any appropriate government agency.
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.
The public access defibrillation provider shall notify the regional council of the existence, location and type of any automated external defibrillator it possesses.
Emergency University notifies the local EMS agency/dispatch center and the regional council of the date acquired, manufacturer, and model of the AED and its location. Notification information is stored in the EU AED Program Manager database.
Every use of an automated external defibrillator on a patient shall be immediately reported to the appropriate local emergency medical services system, emergency communications center or emergency vehicle dispatch center as appropriate an promptly reported to the emergency health care provider.
Emergency University's educational programs include training on prompt activation of the emergency medical services system. Written response documentation report, ECG and voice data is forwarded to EU for physician review within 48 hours of the event.