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Santa Clara USD |  AR  3516.4  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Cardiovascular Resuscitation And Automated External Defibrillator Use   

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For purposes of this regulation "AED" or "defibrillator" means an automated or automatic external defibrillator.

The district shall, before putting AED equipment into use:

1. Comply with all regulations governing the training, use, and placement of an AED.

2. Notify an agent of the local EMS agency of the existence, location, and type of AED acquired.

3. Ensure all of the following:

a. Expected AED users complete a training course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED use that complies with regulations adopted by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority and the standards of the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

b. The principal at each designated location will designate employees who shall be trained and available to an emergency that may involve the use of an AED during normal operating hours. "Normal operating hours" means during the hours of classroom instruction and any school-sponsored activity occurring on school grounds.

c. The principal shall ensure that the school administrators and staff annually receive a brochure approved as to contents and style by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross, describing the proper use of an AED

d. The principal shall ensure that similar information is posted next to every AED

e. The principal shall, at least annually, notify school employees as to the location of all AED units on the campus.

f. The defibrillator is maintained and regularly tested according to the operation and maintenance guidelines set forth by the manufacturer, the Association, and the American Red Cross, and according to any applicable rules and regulations set forth by the governmental authority under the federal Food and Drug Administration and any other applicable state and federal authority.

g. The AED is checked for readiness after each use and at least once every 30 days if the AED has not been used in the proceeding 30 days. Records of these periodic checks shall be maintained.

h. Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible, and reports any use of the AED to the licensed physician and to the local EMS agency.

i. There is involvement of a licensed physician in developing a program to ensure compliance with regulations and requirements for training, notification, and maintenance.


approved: August 22, 2013 Santa Clara, California