Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oregon Passes Legislation Requiring AED's in Schools

During the 2010 Special Session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 1033PDF This bill requires each school campus to have at least one automated external defibrillator (AED) on premises. Compliance is required on or before January 1, 2015. The new Oregon AED law applies to all public schools, private and charter schools in the state of Oregon. 

Northwest Health and Safety Inc is a leading provider of AED's and AED programs to schools and businesses. We have established hundreds of school based AED programs from AED planning, AED Selection, Placement, Policies and Procedures, EMS integration, Training, Medical Direction and Oversight. Northwest Health and Safety Inc. has the resources and understanding of AED programs to make sure your school has all the information to put together a successful and affordable AED program. We work with all the leading AED manufactures from Cardiac Science, ZOLL, Defibtech, Physio-Control, Philips and Heartsine. We have special discount pricing and programs for Oregon schools affected by the new AED requirement. Have questions about AED's? Just call and we'll be happy to assist you. 1-866-517-8243 or visit us online at AEDUniverse.com or AED4U.com

Why Put AED's Schools?
One question we receive quite frequently is: Why do we need AED's in schools? Although the incidence of cardiac arrest is higher in adults than children, there is a vast amount of information that suggests cardiac arrest in children is on the rise and just one incident can devastate a school and a community. Schools are not just for children, schools are for the community and tend to be a gathering place for public functions and events and are frequented by all ages. We have complied some articles about AED's in schools and cardiac arrest in children. AEDUniverse.com and Northwest Health and Safety Inc. has partnered with schools across the country to provide selected AED's and Accessories to schools at discounted prices. Are you a school? Call AEDUniverse.com at 1-866-517-8243 to learn more about our school discounts and school AED packages.

Legal Prospective of AED's in Schools
Sample AED School Policy
AEDUniverse.com and Northwest Health and Safety Inc. is committed to assisting schools in implementing AED programs. We are experienced and have assisted hundreds of schools and school districts in properly implementing successful AED programs. We can assist schools in site selection, training, policies and procedures, AED maintainence procedures and EMS notification/integration.