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Follow steps designed to assist in the implementation of an AED program and help preserve the principle of continuity of emergency patient care.
Most AED models require a prescription, which can be obtained through King County EMS. Washington state law also requires that a licensed physician provide medical direction to a person or entity for the use of the device.
After purchasing your AED, the next step is to register it with King County EMS. When your device is registered, 911 dispatchers can direct callers to the nearest AED in an emergency.
The Medical Director will provide medically approved protocol to assist you in developing an AED program appropriate for your home or business.
In accordance with Washington state law, AED users should receive reasonable instruction in defibrillator use and CPR.
AED site coordinators should insure that in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, a plan is in place to restore the AED into service and inform EMS about the use of the device as soon as possible.
Learn about whether someone can be injured from an AED; the difference between prescription and medical direction; applicable laws; what to do after an AED is used and more.
In 1998, the Washington State Legislature enacted a specific law (RCW 70.54.310) to facilitate implementation compliance of a citizen defibrillation program. With increased technology resources, the role of the Community Responder continues to evolve.
Learn how bystanders acted quickly, beginning chest compressions and calling 911 while locating the nearest AED and using it to save the life of Bob McCleskey, CEO of Sellen Construction and on another occasion, the life of Bill Krueger, former Seattle Mariners pitcher.
Follow the 3 main steps to use an AED and observe critical actions when saving someone from sudden cardiac arrest.
The purpose of having a user agreement is to inform the owner/user/acquirer of an automated external defibrillator (AED) of Washington state requirements as defined in RCW 70.54.310.
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