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AED LAWS / Risk Management

AED Laws for Washington

Washington State Law (RCW 70.54.310) requires medical direction to a person or entity purchasing an AED to ensure proper training and use of the device. Registering your AED will help connect you with a medical director.

PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATION

AED PAD GUIDE for WA, State

OSHA PDF  Saving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims in the Workplace (AED) Automated External Defibrillators

Seattle and King County Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Site Documentation Form

A site visit is provided either by your local fire department or King County EMS to discuss:

  • Training guidelines
  • Post cardiac arrest event guidelines
  • Determine the number of AEDs and placement
  • Limited or open availability
    • Limited restricts access to the general public or limits access only to trained AED rescuers
    • Open accessibility is placing an AED so it is available to everyone
  • Secured or unsecured
  • Audio-visual alarm – activates lights and an audio alarm when the AED is removed
  • Automatic notification system – automatically notifies the local EMS/fire agency or in-house security
  • Assistance in completing AED registration forms and establishing procedures If an AED is used for a cardiac emergency, the following steps should be incorporated into your AED procedures:
    • Please contact the King County AED Program Manager at 206-263-8317 whenever the AED is opened and applied to a person. This is a critical step for you to take in helping EMS to improve care and treatment from sudden cardiac arrest, and thus increase the chances of survival.
    • Put the AED back in service by checking supplies-pads, towel, razor, gloves; check battery; and clean the AED.
    • Conduct an event review and provide emotional support to rescuers.

Substitute House Bill 1556 CPR/AED Instruction in High Schools 2013 Legislative Session Summary Medical Emergency Response Guidelines

 

WASBO Risk Management Committee Guidelines for Implementing an AED Program

Risk Management Essentials: A Self-Study Course for Medical Office Staf

By Roy MaurerMar 29, 2013

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