West Virginia AED Regulations
Regulatory Compliance

Regulation

Register the program with the office of Emergency Medical Services, identifying the placement of AEDs, training of AED operators, preplanned EMS system coordination, designation of a medical director, maintenance of AED equipment and reports of AED utilization.

EU Solution

Emergency University submits program registration information as required including AED placement, training plan, EMS system coordination, designated medical director, AED maintenance plan and reports of AED utilization.

AED & CPR Training

Regulation

Require the operator of an AED to receive appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, referred to as CPR, in the operation of an AED and in the determination of advance directives from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, any other nationally recognized course in Car and AED, or an AED and CPr training program approved by the office of emergency medical services.

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 in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines, and keep written records of this 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

Designate a medical director for the coordination of the program, which shall include, but not limited to, training, coordinating with EMS, creating AED deployment strategies and reviewing each operation of an AED.

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

Notify the local EMS system and public safety answering point or other appropriate emergency dispatch center of the existence of an entity's early defibrillation program, the location of the program and the program's plan for coordination with the EMS system.

EU Solution

Emergency University notifies all agencies required by state law including but not limited to the Board of Health and the local EMS agency/dispatch center of the date acquired, manufacturer, model of the AED and its location and the AED response plan which includes EMS notification procedures. Notification information is stored in the EU AED Program Manager database.

AED Program Implementation

Regulation

Provide that an operator of an AED who renders emergency care or treatment on a person experiencing cardiac arrest shall activate the EMS system as soon as possible and shall report the use of an AED to the program medical director.

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.