CCEMS and ESD#11 recognize the importance of putting important lifesaving equipment where it is needed most, in the hands of people on the scene of emergency incidents. One way of trying to accomplish this is through a Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program. The goal of this program is to provide the training and resources to aid in the successful resuscitation of a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. This goal can be achieved by making the equipment and training readily available to the public. The success of a PAD Program depends on three important factors. The location of equipment, training of personnel, and public education are all vital components of this program.
The State of Texas protects any member of the public acting in good faith by using CPR and/or and AED through the Texas Good Samaritan Law.
Business, churches, and schools can apply to participate in the PAD Program. CCEMS will provide the training, AED device, and maintenance/support of the AED. The participant provides a location to prominently display the device, advertise and promote the program, and staff to be trained in CPR/AED use Public Access Defibrillator Program.
A few of the locations AED’s are currently in use are listed below:
- Northwest Bible School
- Champions Forest Baptist Church
- Funeral Museum
- Northgate Country Club
Since the majority of these locations are staffed by lay persons, Phillips offers a defibrillator designed for lay person use. The AED is easy to use and offers step-by-step instructions and it,
- Helps rescuers through the entire resuscitation process with voice, visual, & text messages
- Supports CPR effectiveness by measuring compression and depth rate – prompts rescuer to push harder if necessary
For more information contact Brian Gillman at firstname.lastname@example.org