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
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.
|By Roy MaurerMar 29, 2013|