The Resuscitation Committee Physician Chairman provides medical direction for the AED/Manual Defibrillator Program. The AED/Manual Defibrillator Program is managed by the Resuscitation Program. Each Clinical Enterprise (Children's Hospital, VUH, VMG, TVC, MCE, MCN) is responsible for communicating with the Resuscitation Program regarding training of staff assigned to areas with AEDs or manual defibrillators, notification when equipment is used or moved, or any questions regarding the AED/Manual Defibrillator Program.
**AEDs purchased for the Vanderbilt University campus are covered under the Vanderbilt University policies and the Vanderbilt University AED Program, separate from this policy.**
Before the AED can be deployed into service, the installation guidelines must be met and the Resuscitation Program will verify that the appropriate staff have been trained in the use of the device and understand the reporting and inspection requirements.
All AEDs must be inspected according to the AED Equipment Checklist. Responsibility for inspection and reporting is as follows:
|AED Location:||Frequency:||Check Includes:|
|Clinical Areas||Daily (during days of business operation)||Status indicator on the AED shows it is ready for use|
|Public Areas||Weekly||Status indicator on the AED shows it is ready for use.|
|All AEDs||Monthly||Supplies, accessories, pads, batteries, and expiration dating|
Premedics Systems is our partner in making sure all of our AEDs are continuously ready for use. Once per month, each AED responsible person is required to log on to the Premedics AED Manager website and update the status of their AED. This system also provides tracking for AED Pad Expiration Dates and Battery Install-by Dates and notifies the AED responsible person of upcoming expirations so that replacement supplies can be ordered ahead of time. All AEDs are required to be registered in the Premedics AED Manager system. Please contact Jeff Hileman to register a new AED.
|Emergency Cart||Daily||Adult Emergency Cart Checklist|
|Transport||Daily||MRx Transport Monitor/Defibrillator Checklist|
|Ambulance/Helicopter||Daily||Daily Helicopter/Ambulance Checklist|