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.
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