3411 Policy – Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program

The district has consulted with the Whatcom County Medical Program Director in the development of procedures for the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in emergency situations.

Accordingly, the Board authorizes the district to place AEDs at selected school sites. Schools having an AED on site will have training for the volunteer designated responders in the use of the AEDs according to the guidelines of the American Heart Association, Red Cross, or other nationally approved CPR/AED course.   Equipping and training designated employees to use AEDs in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) situations increases the Chain of Survival potential for a victim.

This policy does not create an obligation to use an AED nor is it intended to create any expectation that an AED will be present or a trained employee will be present and/or able to use an AED if a condition arises making the use of an AED beneficial.

Approved By: Dr. Kenneth D. Vedra
Adopted: 09/24/09
Revised: 09/24/09
Approved: Superintendent Approved
Legal References: Content

Washington State Legislature, RCW 70.54.310, Semiautomatic external defibrillator-Duty of Acquirer-Immunity from civil liability.

Washington State Legislature, RCW 70.136.070 -Verbal Emergency Assistance Agreements, “Good Samaritan Law”& RCW 70.136.050; RCW 4.24.300 – Immunity from liability for certain types of medical care.