Texas AED Regulations

Equipment Maintenance

Regulation

A person or entity who owns or leases and automated external defibrillator shall maintain and test the automated external 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.

AED Program Implementation

Regulation

A person or entity that provides emergency care to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator shall promptly notify the local emergency medical service provider.

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.

Regulatory Compliance

Regulation

When a person or entity acquires an automated external defibrillator, the person or entity shall notify the local emergency medical services provider of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.

EU Solution

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

AED & CPR Training

Regulation

The Texas Department of Health shall consider the guidelines for automated external defibrillator training approved by the American heart Association, the American Red Cross, or another nationally recognized association.

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).

Medical Direction

Regulation

A licensed physician is involved in the training program to ensure compliance with the requirements of this chapter.

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.