4-607.2 - Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Policy 4-607.2

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) 

In order to assist individuals who may experience cardiac arrest on school property, the Newtown Board of Education has acquired automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for use in school buildings.   It is the policy of the board of Education to support the use of these automated external defibrillators for use by trained personnel on school property during school hours.  

AEDs will be made available (as resources allow) for in school and after school activities.  For after school activities, the AEDs are available for public access to EMS personnel and those trained in the use of the AED.  The AED-CPR training for staff will be organized through the nursing staff.  The AEDs will be maintained, as recommended by the manufacturer, by the nursing staff in each school building. 

The Superintendent or his/her designee shall be responsible for developing administrative regulations in support of this policy, in conformity with the provisions of applicable statutes and regulations. 

Legal reference: 

10-221 Boards of Education to prescribe rules 

52-557b “Good Samaritan” Immunity from liability for emergency medical assistance, first aid or medication by injection.  School personnel not required to administer or render. 

Public Act 98-62 

Adopted 10/3/06 
Revised 4/3/12 
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