Issues to consider prior to/following the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED):
It should be somewhere central where it can be easily accessed and preferably mounted on a wall.
This training should provided by an accredited first aid organisation/person. The contents of the course should be in accordance with the training recommendations set out for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation.
All identified personnel who have received initial training should be updated at least once a year but preferably every 6 months to ensure best practice.
Cormac Trust Defibrillator Training
There should be a designated person/s with responsibility for checking the AED. This should be carried out in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
For example on a weekly basis the following should be checked:
There must be a recognised protocol in place to deal with any problems identified.
AED Maintenance Checklist
This is to provide cover in the event of the equipment being stolen or damaged.
A simple telephone call or visit to the person to ensure they are ok after the experience and wish to remain as one of your designated responders.
Remember that Defibrillation is the third link in the chain of survival.
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