Rescuer- the person or persons who administers the AED during an emergency.
Purchaser- the individual or group who purchased the AED. protection is often contingent on following management protocols.
Property Owner- individual or business who owns property where an AED was used.
Physician- the doctor who authorized a prescription for the AED and/or was responsible for physician oversight.
AED Training- "Expected users" may be required to receive AED and cpr training.
Physician Oversight- requires a m.D. to oversee an AED management program.
Maintenance and Testing- AEDs are generally required by law to follow a maintenance and testing schedule as outlined by the manufacturer.
Ems Notification- upon purchase, an AED may need to be registered with the local Ems or other agency such as the Department of health.
Emergency Plan and Management- requirements for the AED owner to create a plan for emergency situations and general management of the AED.
State-Approved Programs- the state will mandate which training programs are acceptable for certification. generally American red cross and American heart Association courses are approved.
Required Certification- some states require AED and cpr certification for individuals working in particular fields such as personal trainers, childcare workers, and nursing home staff.
School Training- some states are now offering AED and cpr certification as part of credit based classes for high school students. other states are requiring all students to be trained in AED and cpr prior to graduation.
Schools- special focus on high school and college gyms but quickly expanding to include elementary and middle schools as well.
Fitness Clubs- one of the more common places with such a requirement. swimming pools and other recreational facilities are also sometimes affected.
Dentist Offices- generally required for dentists who use anesthesia. nursing homes- may also apply to assisted living facilities.
Funding Programs- some states have set up unique funds to help organizations especially schools implement AEDs.
AED Support Proclamations- often a state may feel AEDs are necessary in schools or other locations, but not have the funds they feel is needed for a mandate. they might issue an official statement through a piece of legislation that strongly encourages schools to procure AEDs as their budget allows.