Ohio AED Regulations
AED & CPR Training

Regulation

Require expected users to complete successfully a course in automated external defibrillation and CPR 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

Maintain and test the defibrillator according to 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

Consult with a physician regarding compliance with the training and maintenance provisions above.

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. Training records are also tracked in EU's program manager database.

Regulatory Compliance

Regulation

A person who possesses an automated external defibrillator may notify an emergency medical services organization of the location of the defibrillator.

EU Solution

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