8312 - Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

 

Adopted
6/10/14


 

Edmonds School District #15 Board of Directors recognizes thatequipping and training of employees and students in the proper use of an AEDincreases the probability of saving lives in the event of cardiac arrest. The Board authorizes the placement of AED’s in schools following staterecommendations.  Selected District staff and high school students will betrained following the guidelines established by the Washington State Departmentof Health.  Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, instruction in cardiopulmonaryresuscitation, including the proper use of an AED, will be included in at leastone health class required for graduation.

This policy does not create any implied or express guarantee or obligation to use an AED, nor does it create an expectation that an AED or a trained employee or student will be present and able to use an AED, even if a condition arose that made the use of an AED beneficial. 

A person who uses an AED at the scene of an emergency and all other persons and entities providing services are immune from civil liability for personal injury that results from any act or omission in the use of an AED in an emergency setting, unless the acts or omissions amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.

References:     Board Policy               7510 R1 High School Graduation Requirements

                      RCW 4.24.300             Immunity from Liability for certain types of medical care

                      RCW 28A.230.179       Cardiac Resuscitation Instruction

                      RCW 70.54.310           Duty of acquirer and immunity from civil liabilities

 

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