Inc. is proud to be working in partnership with AED manufacturers around the world, leaders in medical technology, to offer PAD (Public Access
Defibrillation) Training. In June 2001, our program
also received accreditation as an endorsed agency for AED Training
through Sunnybrook Base Hospital. Below outlines information pertaining
to our program, legislative policies, certification requirements and
Defibrillation is the therapeutic use of electric current delivered
in increasing amounts over very brief periods of time. The effectiveness
of early and rapid Defibrillation and its effect on cardiac arrest
is well documented and its application has become one of the primary
links in the "Chain of Survival". Defibrillation has gained
such widespread acceptance that the principal regulatory bodies, such
as the American Heart Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation
of Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Health, are promoting
its movement into the community and its use by non-EMS (Emergency
Medical Services) personnel. What follows is a summary description
of the program for the training and certification for you and you
group in rapid Defibrillation.
How Can We Provide Defibrillation Training?
Our AED program currently
meets and exceeds the training requirements as outlined under the
Regional Base Hospital P.A.D. Program.
What Are The Pre-requisites?
CPR certification is mandatory and must be current within
six months of the Defibrillation course or be included in the
How long Is The Program?
Our Defibrillation program is usually a 3 ½ hours program.
The Defibrillation Refresher program, completed annually, lasts 2
hours in length.
What Is Included In Our AED Training Program?
Along with our exceptional training experience and program delivery,
a thorough review of existing Emergency Response Protocol(s) will
be provided, with written feedback and documentation outlining suggestions
which may enhance and improve response times, safety at the scene
and in the environment and overall care to the patient. This service,
which may be requested prior to training, is included in all of our
AED Provider Training programs. Our review is offered in conjunction
with our emergency care education and provided by both the President
and AED Program Director, and other
Emergency Field Personnel at ADET. There is no cost associated with
this service as we believe any program, including basic First Aid,
must identify personnel and implement site-specific emergency response
policies to effectively utilize both equipment and skills acquired
in our training.
As part of our Continuous Quality Improvement process, including Emergency Response Protocol, we will ensure
that proper procedures are in place to allow excellence in the performance
of First Aid, CPR and the controlled act of defibrillation as well
as ensure the safety of the public when these acts are performed.
Through the applications of myself, with extensive knowledge and application of Emergency Procedures and
Protocol review, ADET will put the following policy and procedures
- An internal AED Provider Program committee, task force or group
to assist in the direction for continuing education, implementation
and ongoing maintenance of the AED program.
- The insurance of an internal Emergency Response Protocol. This
will include a plan of action at each site, which serves to activate
the local 911 response and the internal First Response/AED Provider
response. It will provide for the access, co-ordination, management
and immediate care of the victims of cardiac arrest in a safe and
controlled emergency situation/environment. Where an Emergency Response
Protocol in already in place, ADET will further suggestions for
the implementation of and the application of the AED as per current
policies and offer changes or improvements to better time, safety
and care during an emergency.
- Provisions and conditions will be put in place to allow for the
certification of AED Providers.
- An AED maintenance program will be put in place to continually
ensure that the AED is ready for use. This will include the process
of documented monthly AED and related equipment checks. A liaison
will also be put into place to allow for mandatory and scheduled
AED maintenance and servicing with consistent communication and
feedback to ADET.
- A quality management program will be put in place to perform case-by-case
review of each AED application including information stored on the
AED and clinical information recorded by the AED provider. ADET
as well as sharing of clinical information
with the Regional Base Hospital for the EMS system involved, will
put a clinical information management program into place to ensure
adequate storage and use of the information.
- The program will aid in the process of critical incident stress
debriefing for AED providers and family members of employees who
suffer a cardiac arrest. This will occur through the availability
of ADET to explain the medical aspects
of the cardiac arrest to the AED Provider, patient and their respective
family if necessary. This is made to support any counseling already
provided by your employer.
How Long Does The Certification Last?
Yearly re-certification of AED and CPR Training is required to be
refreshed on an annual basis. ADET offers, at no additional charge,
a 6 month AED Providers review for those previously certified.
Who can qualify?
The focus of the Public Access Defibrillation campaign currently
underway are those individuals and locations in non-traditional/non-EMS
First Response roles and include the following:
Relatives of high-risk individuals
Staff of commercial and industrial medical centres & First
Community service personnel where EMS response is limited
Our alliance with AED manufacturers allows
us the ability to provide for all aspects of program implementation;
from program discussion and evaluation, to training and certification,
and to selection and purchase of various machines.
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