Sudden cardiac arrest kills more than
300,000 Americans every year, many of which die before reaching a hospital. The most common initial arrhythmias, or heart malfunctions, in adult cardiac arrest can be cured by electricity - automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
An AED is a computerized medical device that can check a person’s heart rhythm and recognize when the heart requires an electrical shock to return it to a normal rhythm. The AED uses voice prompts to guide the rescuer through the appropriate steps to take during a cardiac emergency. There are many different brands of AEDs but all of them are easy to use and operate in a similar fashion.
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To provide a realistic chance of survival, defibrillation must be available soon after cardiac arrest.
Every TVF&R unit has at least one paramedic and an advanced cardiac monitor/12 lead EKG, but for survival rates to rise significantly, more AEDs must be available for public access.
TVF&R’s PulsePoint app identifies the location of a public access AED in a CPR event.
AEDs in TVF&R's District
TVF&R strongly supports placing AEDs in targeted public areas where large numbers of people gather such as schools, health clubs, community centers, office complexes and shopping centers. Knowing where AEDs are located in the community allows 9-1-1 dispatchers to quickly direct citizens responding to a cardiac event, to the location of the nearest AED.
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How do AEDs work? (PDF)
Where can I find AED training?
Where are AEDs in TVF&R's district?
Where else can I find AEDs?
What liability issues are associated with AEDs?
More on sudden cardiac arrest,
heart attack, and AEDs
TVF&R AED maintenance log (PDF)
Survive cardiac arrest! (Univ. of Washington)
CPR and AEDs in the race against time (USA Today)
Other sources of web-based information on
AED safety, and
additional information on heart attacks
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AEDs in TVF&R's district
are appropriate where there is a greater-than-average
population of "at-risk" employees and visitors,
locations. Although research is ongoing, there are some
criteria for public-access AED placement. All TVF&R response vehicles carry defibrillators, and
AEDs are in all TVF&R administrative offices (North,
Command & Business Operations Center) and in many non-emergency district vehicles.
More than 100 agencies, facilities, and businesses in TVF&R's
district have AEDs, some with multiple AEDs and/or multiple locations.
Resources for on-site AED programs
TVF&R Guide for Community AED
||Regal Cinemas - Sherwood
Tanker Co. - Beaverton
||Re/Max - multiple locations
Shrine - Wilsonville
||Rite Aid Distribution Ctr. - Wilsonville
Systems - Sherwood
||Safeco Insurance - Tigard
||SAIF Corporation - Tigard
Fitness - all OR locations
||St. Matthew Lutheran Church - Beaverton
|City of Beaverton City Hall
||Sentrol/Interlogix - Tualatin
|City of Beaverton Library
||Seventh Day Adventist Church - Beaverton
Beaverton Police Dept.
||City of Sherwood Police Dept.
|Beaverton Foursquare Church
||City of Sherwood Senior Center
|Beaverton School District high schools
||Sherwood High School
||Sherwood Ice Arena
Shindaiwa - Tualatin
Presbyterian Church - Tigard
Skanska - Intel Aloha campus
School - Washington Co.
||Smith Barney - Beaverton
Golf Club - Wilsonville
||Special Districts Assn. of Oregon - Tigard
|Clean Water Services - Beaverton
||Sunset Athletic Club - Washington Co.
|Clean Water Services - Durham Treatment Plant
||Sunset Presbyterian Church - Cedar Hills
|ClearEdge Power - Washington Co.
||Tektronix - Beaverton
Oregon - Tigard
||David Tenhulzen, DMD - Tualatin
Prison - Wilsonville
||Three Springs - Tigard
Sportswear - Beaverton
||Thompson Grass Valley - Beaverton
Complementary Healthcare Plan - Beaverton
||TriMet - Merlo, Elmonica maintenance centers
|Curves - all
||City of Tigard City Hall
|DPI Specialty Foods - Tualatin
||City of Tigard Library
Automation - Durham
||City of Tigard Police Dept.
Scientific Industries - Beaverton
||City of Tigard Water Bldg. auditorium
West - Beaverton
|Fitness Together - Tualatin
||Traeger Pellet Grills - Wilsonville
Electronics - Wilsonviile
||Transcore Commercial Service - Beaverton
|GE Security -
||Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation
Motors - Beaverton
|| Aquatic & Tennis -
|| Athletic Center -
Conestoga - Beaverton
|The Hoop -
Elsie Stuhr - Beaverton
|JAE Oregon -
Fanno - Beaverton
Kerry - Tualatin
Harman - Beaverton
School - Washington Co.
Jenkins - Aloha
Nature Park - Beaverton
Clinics - Aloha, Beaverton, Tualatin
Swim Center - Beaverton
|City of King
City Police Dept.
||Tualatin Presbyterian Church
Ford - Tigard
Valley Water District - Beaverton
Stevens - Beaverton
Urgent Care - Aloha
Portland - Washington Co.
Vault - Wilsonville
Products - Tualatin
Catholic High School - Beaverton
|Medical Teams International
Industries - Tigard
|Mentor Graphics - Wilsonville
Baptist Church - Beaverton
Electronics - Tualatin
||Virginia Garcia Clinic - Beaverton
Fellowship Church - Beaverton
Physical Therapy - Tigard
|Nike - Beaverton, Washington Co.
Square - Tigard
Church - Tualatin
City of West Linn City Hall
training facility - Tualatin
City of West Linn Library
|NTP Distribution - Wilsonville
City of West Linn Police Dept.
Episcopal School - Washington Co.
City of West Linn Public Works
Graduate Ctr. - Beaverton
City of West Linn Senior Center
|Oregon State Bar Prof. Liability Fund - Tigard
Dental - Beaverton
|Ore-Pac - Wilsonville
Williams, DMD - Tigard
Luther Church - Tigard
Wilsonville City Hall
Athletic - Beaverton
- Raleigh Hills, West Linn
Beaverton, Wilsonville (CCC)
Wilsonville Senior Center
Electric - Beaverton
Healthcare Assoc - Peterkort, Tualatin
Plumbers/Steamfitters #290 - Tualatin
Golf Club - Washington Co.
Griffith Park, Sherwood
Interconnect - Tigard, Wilsonville
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AEDs are becoming more common in the hands of non-medical responders. The clear verbal and visual prompts provided by many machines - some of which can be programmed into a variety of languages - make AED use easier than CPR. Most US airports have them in the passenger terminals and some have reported "save" rates of 60% or more. Numerous universities and other institutions, as well as public buildings and private businesses, are now deploying AEDs, with abundant success stories. The demonstrated effectiveness of AEDs has led many safety and medical organizations to call for greater access to defibrillators, both on the part of EMS responders and the general public. To view selected positions and policies, please see:
Additional information on AEDs (Univ. of Washington)
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Cardiac Science Powerheart
Defibtech Lifeline, ReviveR
Heartsine Samaritan AED
Philips HeartStart AEDs
Physio-Control Lifepak 500, 500DPS, CRPlus
Zoll AED Plus
Access Cardiosystems AEDs have been recalled and
the company is out of business.
Physio-Control has a
recall on some of their Lifepak 500s
2009 recalls on some of their
Lifepak CRs and a
voluntary recall on some Lifepak CR
and Lifepak Express AEDs
(manufactured when Physio-Control
was part of Medtronic); Heartsine has a
2005 recall on some of their
Samaritan AEDs and a
2012 recall on a large number of
Samaritan 300/300P AEDs; Welch Allyn
has discontinued its AED line, which
is now supported by Zoll Medical;
Welch Allyn had recalls from
2007 on some of their AED 20s,
a 2007 recall on some AED 10s,
a 2008-09 recall on some AED 10s and MRL JumpStarts, and
a recall for some of their PIC 50s; Defibtech has
2011 on some of their Lifeline and ReviveR AEDs.
Philips has a voluntary recall on
some of their HS1 AEDs, manufactured
Cardiac Science has two recalls on
several AED models, manufactured or
serviced in 2009-2010;
additional 2009 recall;
Zoll has a recall on some of its
AED-Plus units. Current information on updates may be available on the
FDA's medical device recall page.
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Legal and Liability Issues
A pair of bills,
Oregon Senate Bill (SB) 556
Oregon Senate Bill 1006 (2010),
both established and updated
ORS 431.690, as well as
ORS 30.802, requiring
certain "public assembly areas"
to have AEDs and extending Good
Samaritan protection to single
buildings 50,000 sq. ft. and
larger and where at least 50
people congregate during
business hours, including
commercial, office, retail,
deliberation, and transportation
uses (e.g., shopping malls,
large retail stores, office
terminals), but excluding
property used for education or
worship. Requirements for
higher education campuses were
specified as well. The law
took effect January 1, 2010,
with updates effective upon
passage on March 4, 2010.
Oregon House Bill (HB) 3482 (2005) updated Good Samaritan protection for trained AED providers, employers, property-owners, or agencies who make AEDs available for use, physicians who oversee AED programs, and training providers. AED providers must maintain necessary training and ensure that deployed AEDs have current batteries and electrode pads. All 50 states have laws addressing liability protection for AED use, but scope, practice, and protection vary considerably. The
Oregon Revised Statutes 30.802
431.680, superseded Oregon's previous AED Good Samaritan law, ORS 30.801. As AEDs are viewed more like necessary safety equipment than just another type of medical equipment (fire extinguishers are a common analogy) we seem to be approaching the day when NOT having public-access AEDs will be a greater liability than having them.
Oregon Administrative Rules 333-030-0105 requires all residential camps
with 100 or more on-site campers and staff to have at least one AED with
pediatric capability, by June 1, 2009
(excerpt with full text of OAR 333-030-0105(8)). Oregon
Senate Joint Resolution 32 (2001) strongly encouraged placing AEDs in
Oregon Senate Bill 1033 (2010)
requires each public and private
school campus to have at least
one AED by January 1, 2015.
detailed discussions on liability and other legal issues associated with AEDs, and a useful summary from the
American Heart Association (PDF, 31 kB). A
2006 AHA policy statement recommends features of AED-related legislation.
AED legislation in other states
OSHA workplace first-aid guide recommends AEDs
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NOTE: Some material on this page is from commercial websites. Use of this material does not constitute an endorsement by TVF&R.
*Manufacturer information is provided to inform the public about availability and does not indicate preference or endorsement. Only FDA-approved AEDs are listed.
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