Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

Purpose

To establish policy and responsibilities for the placement, use, and maintenance of automated external defibrillators in accordance with Illinois law.

Scope

This policy applies to all University units.

Authority

This policy is implemented by the Campus Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator at the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI).

Policy

All AEDs in the possession of University units shall be operated, tested, and maintained in accordance with Illinois law, including the Automated External Defibrillator Act (410 ILCS 4), the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Code (210 ILCS 74), and their companion administrative rules at 77 Ill. Adm. Code 525 and Code 527. At least one AED shall be present at locations described in the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Code during hours of operation.

Definitions

Automated external defibrillator or AED has the meaning set forth in the Automated External Defibrillator Act, 410 ILCS 4/10.

AED Act means the Automated External Defibrillator Act, 410 ILCS 4.

Unit AED means an AED that is maintained by a specific unit of the University.

Fitness Facility Code means the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Code, 210 ILCS 74.

Physical Fitness Facility has the meaning set forth in the Fitness Facility Code, 210 ILCS 74/5.25.

Public Access Defibrillator means an AED that is located in a public area of campus and is maintained by IFSI/IEMS.

Trained AED User has the meaning set forth in the AED Act, 410 ILCS 4/10.

Processes/Procedures/Guidelines

  1. Each University unit in possession of an AED is responsible for ensuring and documenting that all AEDs in its possession are operational, that component parts are unexpired, and that all persons considered to be anticipated rescuers or users of an AED must be Trained AED Users. A unit’s purchase and installation of any AED must be coordinated with the Campus EMS Coordinator to ensure that METCAD, the local emergency dispatch center, is made aware of the existence and location of the device and that the device is listed on AED mobile apps, such as PulsePoint.
  2. The Campus EMS Coordinator shall ensure that all Public Access Defibrillators are operational, component parts are unexpired, and that records documenting such are maintained in accordance with the AED Act.
  3. Any person who renders emergency care or treatment to an individual in cardiac arrest using an AED must activate the EMS system as soon as possible and report any clinical use of the AED to the responding EMS personnel as outlined in the Campus Emergency Response Guide.

Contact

Primary: Associate Director Brian R. Brauer, RN, Ed.D.; phone: (217) 333-9027; email: brbrauer@illinois.edu

Secondary: Deputy Director James Keiken, EMT-P; phone: (217) 300-4275; email: jkeiken@illinois.edu