Automated External Defibrillator Training in EMS Courses

Bureau of EMS Policy Statement
Policy Statement #95-08
SubjectAutomated External Defibrillator Training in EMS Courses

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training in Emergency Medical Technician Courses

This policy statement is a replacement to Policy Statement 94-2 — Issued June 8, 1994.

As stated in Policy Statement 94-2, the State EMS Council voted to "move towards incorporating the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) into the basic EMT course curriculum and the Certified First Responder (CFR) course curriculum."

ALL Emergency Medical Technician Courses (Original and Refresher) starting on or after January 1, 1996, are to include AED training which meets or exceeds the objectives of the approved AED (EMT-Defibrillation) curricula. This must be included as part of the submitted course schedule.

Appropriate arrangements need to be made to ensure that adequate equipment and appropriately certified faculty are used to provide this training. Instructors conducting the AED (defibrillation) sessions must be certified as an EMT-D or higher.

Issued by: James Soto, Associate EMC Representative

Authorized by: Edward Wronski, Deputy Director