Automated External Defibrillators (AED's)

CODE: EBCF

Maine School Administrative District No. 31

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AED'S)

The Board recognizes that from time to time medical emergencies may arise that warrant the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).  M.S.A.D. #31 may acquire one or more AED's for use by qualified personnel in its schools and at athletic events hosted by its schools.

Unless otherwise provided by law, an AED may be used only by a person:

        A. Who has successfully completed a course approved by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the Maine                         Department of Public Safety; and

        B. Who has made a reasonable attempt to summon appropriate emergency services personnel when communication is possible.

Only those employees documented as having completed required training shall be authorized to use an AED.


Legal References:    20-A M.R.S.A. § 4009
                                22 M.R.S.A. § 2150-C


First reading:           09/20/06                             
Second reading:      10/18/06