The board recognizes that from time to time emergencies may arise that justify the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The district will maintain an automatic external defibrillator on the premises of each of the schools being used for district purposes. The AED shall be used in emergency situations warranting its use by individuals specifically trained in application of the device through a program meeting the standards of the American Heart Association/Red Cross. The device should not be administered by anyone without training.
The defibrillator shall be maintained and tested in accordance with operational guidelines of the manufacturer and monitored by the safety coordinator; school nurse; building principal; other.
The automatic external defibrillator will be kept on school property and will not accompany EMS personnel to a hospital emergency room.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the building principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.
Cross Reference: 508 Student Health and Well‑Being
Policy COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Adopted: 9/11/06 Columbus, Nebraska