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  1. Automated External Defibrillator or “AED” means an external defibrillator that after user activation is capable of cardiac rhythm analysis and will charge and deliver a shock, either automatically or by user interaction, after electronically detecting and assessing ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia.
  2. Lay Rescuer means any person, not otherwise licensed or certified to use the AED, who has met AED training standards as outlined by the American Red Cross.
  3. AED Coordinator is the individual identified by the facility director/principal who has certain responsibilities delegated to him or her from the Medical Director.
  4. AED service provider means any agency, business, organization or individual who purchases an AED for use in a medical emergency involving an unconscious, person who is not breathing. This definition does not apply to individuals who have been prescribed an AED by a physician for use on a specifically identified individual.
  5. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or “CPR” means a basic emergency procedure for life support, consisting of artificial respiration, manual external cardiac massage and maneuvers for relief of foreign body airway obstruction.
  6. Case reviews are a continuing education program conducted by the Medical Director or his designee in which patient care is reviewed. Pre-hospital care, in hospital care and patient outcomes are discussed.
  7. Critical Incident Response Plan  means a written Internal Emergency Response Plan of action which utilizes responders within a facility to activate the "9-1-1" emergency system, and which provides for the access, coordination and management of immediate medical care to seriously ill or injured individuals.
  8. Medical Control is the communication of medical direction by the Medical Director to any authorized individual.
  9. Medical Protocols are the specific care protocols for the authorized individuals using an AED.
  10. Professional BCLS is Basic Cardiac Life Support training for health care providers that includes one and two person CPR.
  11. Response Time is the time from time of dispatch to arrival at scene by emergency personnel.
  12. Survival is discharge from the hospital with or without neurological deficit.

Resource Links

  1. American Heart Association – AED Implementation Guide:
  2. American Heart Association – Circulation Journal “Cardiac Arrest in Schools” September 18, 2007:
  3. Washington State Department of Health “Public Access Defibrillation Guide”:
  4. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association “Saving Lives in Schools and Sports” publication: