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AED Program Implementation

Oregon law provides protection from an action for damages that results from acts or omissions of another rendering emergency medical assistance with an Automated External Defibrillator if: 

  • The person using the defibrillator has received instruction in its use and in CPR. 
  • The defibrillator has been maintained and tested. 
  • The organization that acquires and maintains the defibrillator has sought medical direction from a licensed physician in the use of the defibrillator and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

Washington County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) can assist community organizations and businesses in the implementation of a CPR/Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) program by: 

  • Providing an on-site assessment explaining the program objectives, benefits and requirements. 
  • Assisting in the selection of a defibrillator appropriate to the needs of the organization. 
  • Coordinating CPR and AED training to American Heart Association standards. 
  • Providing continuing education resources necessary to keep AED-trained personnel comfortable in the use of the machine. 

For more information, please refer to the following links: 

When selecting an AED, check out If you are interested in implementing a CPR/AED program, contact Washington County Emergency Medical Services at   

AED Registration Form