Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
The Clover Park School District Board of Directors recognizes that by equipping designated schools and facilities with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and training designated employees in their use, the potential to save lives in the event of a health emergency, including cardiac arrest, is increased. The board authorizes the district to place AEDs at designated school and district facilities. Schools and district facilities with an AED will train selected staff in their use according to guidelines provided by the Washington State Department of Health.
Instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to include appropriate use of an AED, is required to be included in at least one health class necessary for graduation.
This policy does not create any implied or express guarantee, or obligation to use an AED, nor does it create an expectation that an AED or a trained employee or student will be present and able to use an AED, even if a condition arose that made the use of an AED beneficial.
A person who uses an AED in an emergency and all other persons and entities providing services are immune from civil liability for any personal injury resulting from any act or omission in the use of the AED in an emergency setting, unless the acts or omissions amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
The superintendent will develop procedures for the placement, maintenance and use of AEDs in designated schools and district facilities and provide annual staff training.
|Cross References:||Policy 2410||High School Graduation Requirements|
|Legal References:||RCW 4.24.300||Immunity from liability for certain types of medical care|
|Chapter 28A.230 RCW||Compulsory Course Work and Activities|
|RCW 70.54.310||Semiautomatic external defibrillator – Duty of Acquirer-Immunity from Civil Liability|
Adoption Date: 12.14.15
Clover Park School District