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
- 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.
- AED Coordinator
is the individual identified by the facility director/principal who has certain
responsibilities delegated to him or her from the Medical Director.
- 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
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.
- 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.
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.
- Medical Control
is the communication of medical direction by the Medical Director to any
Protocols are the specific care protocols for the authorized individuals using
BCLS is Basic Cardiac Life Support training for health care providers that
includes one and two person CPR.
- Response Time
is the time from time of dispatch to arrival at scene by emergency personnel.
- Survival is
discharge from the hospital with or without neurological deficit.
- American Heart
Association – AED Implementation Guide: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3027225
- American Heart
Association – Circulation Journal “Cardiac Arrest in Schools” September 18,
State Department of Health “Public Access Defibrillation Guide”: http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/emstrauma/download/padguide.pdf
- Sudden Cardiac
Arrest Association “Saving Lives in Schools and Sports” publication: http://www.theheart.org/documents/satellite_programs/arrhythmia-ep/925629/pdf/SCAA_Saving_Lives.pdf