Automated External Defibrillators(AED's)

The School Committee recognizes that from time to time medical emergencies may arise that warrant the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The Yarmouth School Department may acquire one or more AED's for use in its schools and at school athletic events.

The Superintendent shall be responsible for developing, in consultation with the school physician or other qualified expert and in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions, protocols for the use, storage, location, testing, and maintenance of the school unit's AEDs and for identification of school personnel who should be trained in the use of an AED.

Although the School Committee authorizes the acquisition of AEDs, it cannot and does not guarantee that an AED or a person trained in its use will be available at any particular school site or school-sponsored event.

Legal Reference:  
14 MRSA § 164
20-A MRSA § 4009
22 MRSA § 2150-C

Cross Reference:
EBCA - Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
JLCE - First Aid and Emergency Medical Care

Adopted: December 14, 2006
Revised: March 13, 2008