The development of training and use of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) is an important aspect of programs for managing sudden cardiac arrest, an important cause of morbidity and mortality among working age adults. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American Heart Association have both issued guidelines for the medical management of AED programs. The essential components of an AED intervention program in the occupational environment include: the combined cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED training program; written policies, procedures, and medical directives; a plan for the purchase, maintenance, and location of the AED equipment and supplies; an integrated emergency response plan; and an ongoing quality improvement process. The aim of this is to aid occupational physicians responsible for the general worksite emergency response plan.
|Translated title of the contribution||An AED intervention program in occupational environments: Training programs, written procedures and legislation|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Issue number||4 SUPPL.|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health