South Carolina AED Regulations

AED & CPR Training

Regulation

Require its designated AED users to have current training in CPR and AED use by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or National Safety Council

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 AED according to the manufacturer's operation guidelines and keep written records of maintenance and testing.

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

Employ or obtain a health care professional to serve as its AED liaison

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.

AED Program Implementation

Regulation

Have in place an AED program approved by its AED liaison which includes CPR and AED training, AED protocol or guidelines, AED deployment strategies, and an AED equipment maintenance plan

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.

AED Program Implementation

Regulation

Include in its AED protocol or guidelines that a person who renders emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia by using an AED must activate the emergency medical services system or 911 as soon as possible.

EU Solution

All AED response plans developed by Emergency University includes both notification of the internal responders as well as timely notification of 911. Emergency University CPR and AED training programs also include education on the EMS system and timely notification of the EMS system.

Post Cardiac Event Services

Regulation

Report any clinical use of the AED to the AED liaison.

EU Solution

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.