AED Program Management Services Are Essential
AED program management and how it plays a vital role in safeguarding public health is essential. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are critical lifesaving devices that can significantly increase survival rates during sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incidents. These portable devices are designed to deliver an electric shock to the heart, restoring its normal rhythm in the event of a cardiac emergency. However, the effectiveness of AEDs depends on proper program management, including strategic planning, maintenance, and staff training.
In order to guarantee that your AED program is successful, here are a few things you should know:
- In most cases, the person or institution obtaining an AED must ensure that expected users receive training in CPR and AED use as part of a course provided by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized organization. The person may also need to provide proof of a CPR certificate.
- A planned and practiced response usually requires a healthcare provider’s oversight.
- There has to be an AED program management plan in place, ensuring that the device is in working order and has ongoing quality improvement.
- An AED Program Implementation Guide and AED Program Implementation Checklist are recommended.