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EBCF Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s)

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AED’S)

The School Committee recognizes that from time to time medical emergencies may arise that warrant the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The Veazie School Department may acquire one or more AED’s for use in its schools and at school athletic events.

Veazie School Department will offer training to students on performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of AEDs 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 manufacturers’ instructions, protocols for the use, storage, location, testing, and maintenance of the school unit’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

Legal Reference:

14 MRSA § 164
20-A MRSA § 4009; 6304
22 MRSA § 2150-C

Cross Reference:

EBCA – Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
JLCE - First Aid and Emergency Medical Care

First Reading: 5/2/16
Adopted: 6/6/16