Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-12-01-.19 - AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR PROGRAMS

(1) Each entity shall submit a written notice to the local primary emergency medical services provider or emergency communications district that provides the following information:
(a) the name of the entity, the owner of the AED, and a contact person and an alternate with telephone numbers, and mailing address of the placement facility;
(b) the street location and site within the facility where the AED shall be placed, means to access the AED, hours during the day when the AED may be available, and whether the AED may be used off-site;
(c) description of the AED by manufacturer and model;
(d) listing of the area emergency medical services and contact information for the EMS agency and emergency communications district;
(e) the name and contact information of the physician supervising the AED placement; and,
(f) how the use of the AED is coordinated with the local EMS system.
(2) Each entity shall maintain and submit a copy of a written AED plan to the local primary emergency medical services provider or emergency communications district that includes:
(a) designation of the training programs adopted by the entity to prepare expected users;
(b) a list of individuals appropriately trained and authorized;
(c) a plan of action for proper use of the AED;
(d) registration with local emergency medical services with acknowledgement by their representatives of the AED placement, plan, and program;
(e) description of how the AED program coordinates with EMS and the dispatching entity;
(f) maintenance and testing procedures necessary to maintain the device, as well as sample forms to document proper maintenance; and,
(g) reports that shall be made of AED use along with other records to be maintained by the program.
(3) Each entity shall complete a report of the use of an AED and submit a copy to the responding EMS agency and the supervising physician to document the following:
(a) time of use or deployment of the device;
(b) the model of AED used;
(c) names of the AED responders;
(d) patient information, when known, to include name, age, race, and gender of the patient;
(e) condition of the patient upon arrival of AED responders and resuscitative actions taken;
(f) condition of the patient upon arrival of EMS; and,
(g) patient outcome.
(4) Each placement of an AED shall be supervised and endorsed by a physician with an unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in Tennessee.
(5) Each automated external defibrillator shall comply with the provisions of T.C.A. § 68-140-710 and shall perform the following capabilities:
(a) analyze heart rhythm and deliver electrical impulses (countershocks) for at least thirty (30) minutes after deployment;
(b) deliver visual or audible warnings of low battery power;
(c) provide an audible or visual warning of loose connections of the electrodes; and
(d) incorporate an internal event record providing the time of activation, times of rhythm analysis, and times of delivery of countershocks.
(6) The following training programs in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED use are consistent with the scientific guidelines of the American Heart Association and have been approved by the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Board.
(a) Heartsaver AED and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional CPR and AED Courses of the American Heart Association
(b) Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course of the American Heart Association (for Healthcare professionals in conjunction with Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers)
(c) Workplace First Aid and Safety; Adult CPR/AED Training Course of the American Red Cross
(d) AED Training Course of the American Red Cross (in conjunction with Adult and Professional Rescuer CPR courses)
(e) AED Course of the National Safety Council (in conjunction with AHA, NSC, or ARC Adult CPR Courses)
(f) Heartsaver FACTS Course of the National Safety Council or American Heart Association;
(g) Medic First Aid family of programs for Basic Life Support for Professionals and AED Training by EMP International, Inc.
(h) American Safety and Health Institute programs for Basic CPR and AED education and training.
(i) Coyne First Aid CPR and AED training program.

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Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-12-01-.19
Original rule filed January 24, 2002; effective April 9, 2002. Amendment filed August 15, 2005; effective October 29, 2005.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 68-140-504, 68-140-505, and 68-140-705.

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