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AEDs IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION HONDO SCHNEIDER ATHLETIC TRAINER MIDLAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL & ATHLETIC TRAINER REPRESENTATIVE U.I.L. MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MIDLAND, TEXAS. OBJECTIVES:
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MIDLAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL &
ATHLETIC TRAINER REPRESENTATIVE
U.I.L. MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
State the goal of your AED program.
“The goal of your program is to increase the rate of survival of anyone who has suffered from sudden cardiac arrest.”
3 minutes is optimal and 5 minutes is acceptable.
For every minute without CPR and defibrillation, the odds of survival decrease 7-10%.
Your policy should minimally include:
Each school district should designate an individual within their district to supervise the AED program.
This person should be an assistant superintendent or someone in an administrative capacity, i.e. director of safety, director of health services, etc.
In a small school district it may be the superintendent or the athletic director/head football coach.
The program coordinator is someone employed by your district who can and will be responsible for the intricate aspects of the program.
They will communicate with the administration concerning all aspects of the program.
Their responsibilities may include:
Each district should have an physician designated as their medical oversight director.
The USFDA has cleared AEDs for use with a physician’s prescription.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
AED STANDING ORDER
PRESCRIPTION FOR USE
Date of issuance:_____________________
Date of expiration:____________________
This document authorizes trained employees of Midland Independent School District (MISD) to utilize an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), in conjunction with CPR, to assist in resuscitation of a victim who has collapsed and is unconscious, pulse less, apneic or experiencing agonal respiration. Individuals within MISD who are designated and permitted to operate an AED must be trained in accordance with state and local regulations. Personnel trained to respond to a cardiac arrest with an AED device must follow the manufacturer’s operating procedure when in use.
Signature of School Physician Consultant Date
‘Could be the campus nurse, athletic trainer, or an athletic administrator
The campus coordinator should be someone designated by the program coordinator in conjunction with the campus administrator who will be responsible for the logistics of each campus AED program.
The campus coordinators responsibilities should include:
Notification of the local EMS is required by Texas Law.
HB 580 from the 76th Legislature, Section 779.005 states that: When a person or entity acquires an automated external defibrillator, the person or entity shall notify the local EMS provider of the existence, location, and type of AED.
The location of AEDs to the EMS is imperative in the event of EMS activation. The dispatcher may be able to inform the 911 caller the location of an AED in the event the person making the call does not know.
The program coordinator and campus coordinator should conduct a facility review to determine the ideal location for each AED.
Many AED sales representatives will assist with this process.
Ideally, each athletic trainer should have a personal AED to accompany them at every event.
Effective AED programs utilize a 3 minute response time as a guideline in determining the placement of their units.
Determine if the AED will be secured or unsecured, i.e. wall mount cabinet, nurses office, etc.
Ideally, an AED should not be in a secured location.
Dailey, monthly, and annual checks are required for AED units.
All AED units have their own specific maintenance requirements.
HB 580, Section 779.003 requires that all units are maintained and tested according to the manufacturers requirements.
Each campus coordinator should have a copy of the manufacturers maintenance procedure.
At the end of each school year the following should be performed:
Who will be trained?
Every person designated by the UIL as an extracurricular sponsor whom is required to be trained in first aid/CPR.
Any other person designated by the program coordinator.
Who will provide the training?
AHA, American Red Cross, etc. TSDHS approved provider.
Most large districts will have their own certified first aid/CPR/AED trainers.
Who will pay for the training?
The school district should be responsible for all costs incurred.
Responders should be trained on units similar to those procured by their employer.
Every campus should have an EAP specific to their individual need, i.e. gymnasiums, football fields, baseball fields, etc.
EAP should be venue specific.
An EAP should include, but is not limited to:
The district should provide a protocol specific to the AED units their district has purchased to each employee designated as an AED responder.
Post event documentation should be performed within 48 hours of an incident.
The program coordinator should meet with the personnel involved and complete the required documentation.
At this time the following should be evaluated: