If you already have an emergency response plan, let EMED help you integrate your AED Program into it. Policies and procedures are not a one time thing. Update them as laws and regulations change, as best medical practices evolve, and as you learn from your own experience using AEDs. Click here to download and example protocol guide for businessess: Business AED Protocol Guide (FA).pdf or for an example for schools, click here: Schools AED Protocol Guide (FA).pdf
Your policies and procedures should include:
• Who manages the AED Program
• Who provides medical direction
• Standing orders stating when the AED should be used, when it shouldn't be used, and training required to ust it
• How internal, lay responders and your community's emergency medical services team will be notified
• Types and locations of AEDs and other equipment (such as gloves, facemask for CPR)
• Training and refresher training
• A process and schedule for checking and maintaining equipment
• A process to periodically review and update the policy and procedures
• Any records that must be kept each time an AED is used
• How to handle data recorded by the AED during use (patient's heart rhythym, AED assessment and any shock delivered)
• What to do after an event, such as downloading and transferring data from the AED, notifying the medical director, reviewing the event to determine how procedures might be improved, holding a stress debriefing for rescuers, replenishing supplies, and returning the AED to service.
You will probably find it helpful to keep all the pertinent information stored in one binder. Other things you may want to place in the binder: operating instructions, contact information for EMED representative, supply ordering information, training roster, pertinent state laws and local regulations.
Contact EMED today for assistance in the development of your facility's emergency response plan.
1515 South Bowman Road, Suite E
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Office: (501) 223-5157
Toll Free: (866) 327-EMED(3633)
Facsimile: (877) 329-EMED (3633)