Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Public access defibrillation programs that place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in areas where cardiac arrests may occur can reduce the response time up to three to five minutes. The following references provide information for establishing an effective AED program in the workplace.
- Public Access Defibrillation Guidelines: Guidelines for Public Access Defibrillation Programs in Federal Facilities. Federal Occupational Health (FOH) Notice 66.100, (May 23, 2001). Provides a general framework for initiating a design process for public access defibrillation (PAD) programs in federal facilities.
- Learn About Automated External Defibrillators. American Red Cross. Includes information on AED training programs, and the benefits of having an AED at your facility.