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EBCF - Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS)

EBCF - Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS)

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. #35 may acquire one or more AEDs for use in its schools and at school athletic events.

M.S.A.D. #35 will offer training to high school students on performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) in accordance with such rules as may be adopted by the Maine Department of Education, and may require training for those school unit personnel who have been identified by the Superintendent, in consultation with the school physician, as needing such training to effectively carry out their job responsibilities.

The Superintendent shall be responsible for developing, in consultation with the school physician or other qualified expert and in accordance with the manufacturer's’ instructions, protocols for the use, storage, location, testing, and maintenance of MSAD #35’s AEDs and for identification of school personnel who should be trained in the use of an AED.

Although the Board authorizes the acquisition of AEDs, it cannot and does not guarantee that an AED or a person trained in its use will be available at any particular school site or school-sponsored event.

20-A MRSA § 4009

22 MRSA § 2150-C

Cross Reference: EBCA – Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

JLCE - First Aid and Emergency Medical Care

Policy Adopted: November 25, 2003

Policy Revised: October 21, 2009 and February 24, 2016