Kent City Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

8452 - USE OF AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AED)

The Superintendent may consult with the local EMS Service Provider, or other knowledgeable medical authorities regarding the purchase of AED devices for facilities within the School District. The consultation with the appropriate authorities will address the proper placement of the AED(s), appropriate training to be provided, appropriate maintenance and testing of the AED(s) purchased by the District, and guidelines for use on students and adults according to manufacturer specifications.

The Superintendent has designated building principals as the AED Officer who is responsible for maintenance and testing of the AED according to the manufacturer's guidelines and according to any input from the Medical Advisor. The AED Officer will notify the local emergency communications or dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of AED(s) obtained by the School District. Additionally, the AED Officer will register the AED devices with the EMS system hospital in the vicinity of the School District.

The AED Officer will follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule for servicing and testing of the AED devices.

The Superintendent will ensure that training is offered to specific positions within the District i.e., school nurse, athletic coaches, and/or trainers; and personnel who desire to be trained in the use of AED's. Training will be done in accordance with the American Heart Association procedures, and in accordance with rules or regulations adopted by State or Federal law regarding use of an AED. The Superintendent will receive assurances that the individual(s) conducting the training are qualified to conduct such training. The training will also include training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (commonly referred to as "CPR"), in accordance with nationally recognized guidelines.

Only trained AED users shall operate the AED. A trained user means a person who has successfully completed a course of instruction in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association or a course of instruction in accordance with State and Federal law regarding use of an AED or a person who is licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in this State.

After the use of an AED, the AED Officer and Medical Service Provider will review the incident, including any data recorded by the AED.

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