Tag Archives: AED liability

Bookmark This: AED laws enacted in 2010

In 2010, state legislatures considered more than a hundred pieces of legislation pertaining to automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Many bills honored citizens who rescued victims of sudden cardiac arrest, while others recommended AED placements in communities. –> See AEDlegislation.com for full results <– Dozens of bills included mandates for AED placement and training, or extended Good Samaritan protection to […]

An update on state AED legislation, Part 1

Editor’s Note: More than 67 pieces of legislation concerning automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are currently before state legislatures. This is the first installment of our roundup of these bills and resolutions: Alabama AED legislation: HB 355, introduced by Representative Merika Coleman in January, is before the House Committee on Government Operations. Alabama AED Specialist Patrick Davis. California AED legislation: SB 127, […]

Sign up now: Aug. 18 webinar on putting AEDs in the workplace

Sudden cardiac arrest is the cause of 13 percent of deaths in the workplace. If your organization is developing an AED program or re-evaluating its current deployment of automated external defibrillators, you’ll want to join this Aug. 18 Free AED webinar hosted by Occupational Health & Safety and sponsored by Cardiac Science. “Cardiac Safety: AED deployment, maintenance, […]

The Bystander Factor: When an AED is not enough

Research shows that having an automated external defibrillator AED nearby can dramatically increase the survival rate for witnessed incidents of sudden cardiac arrest. It’s  heart-wrenching when someone collapses from sudden cardiac arrest and people rush to the victim’s aid — only to discover there is no AED available. Seconds count, but an ambulance is several miles, or several minutes, […]