PAD - AED

Call 9-1-1 in any life-threatening situation

What is the PAD-AED Program?

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) shall be maintained on the premises of all Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) properties. The ownership and maintenance of these devices shall be in compliance with the following legislation:
Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2000 (HR2498) ARS § 36-2262

The AEDs shall be used in emergency situations warranting use by individuals specifically trained in the use of the device.

Using the AED

STEP 1 - UPON ARRIVAL:

  • Assess scene safely.
  • Verify unconsciousness.
  • Activate Emergency Response Plan:
    • Call 911 and Provide the 911 dispatcher with the following information:
      • Location.
      • Emergency Details.
      • Notify of AED Deployment.
    • Call authorized responders with location of patient.
    • Call designated person to help lead EMS to patient.

STEP 2 - VICTIM ASSESSMENT:

  • Check for response.
  • Tap shoulder and shout: "Are You Okay?"
  • Check ABCs:
    • Assess airway. Perform head tilt, chin lift, listen and feel.
    • Assess breathing. If breathing is absent, insert barrier mask and deliver 2 rescue breaths.
    • Assess circulation. Check carotid pulse. If pulse is absent, begin CPR.
    • If not comfortable with providing rescue breathing continue with compressions only.

STEP 3 – EARLY CPR

  • Perform CPR until AED arrives:
    • Compress and release chest 30 times.
    • Ventilate. Give 2 rescue breaths.
    • Continue CPR. 30 compressions/2 rescue breaths.
    • Check pulse after 4 cycles and every few minutes thereafter.

STEP 4 – EARLY DEFIBRILLATION

  • When AED arrives:
    • Place AED near head of patient on same side as AED responder.
    • Turn on AED.
    • Bare and prepare chest:
      • cut or tear away clothing
    • Shave or clip chest hair if hairy
    • Dry if wet
    • Follow verbal and visual prompts from the AED.
    • Apply electrodes (follow drawing on pads).
    • Allow AED to analyze.
    • If indicated, deliver shock by pressing the shock button.
    • Continue care per AED treatment algorithm.

STEP 5 – EARLY ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT

  • Have designated person wait for EMS providers at main building entry and guide them to the patient.
  • Responders working on victim communicates all important info to EMS:
    • Victim's name.
    • Any known medical problems, allergies or medical history.
    • Time the victim was found.
    • Note information from AED:
    • Number of shocks.
    • Length of time AED was on the victim

STEP 6 – RESPONDER POST-USE PROCEDURE

  • The College PAD (Public Access Defibrillator) Coordinator will do the following after each use:
    • Notify the MCCCD Risk Manager.
    • Notify the Medical Director.
    • File an incident report within 5 days to the medical director and Risk Manager.
    • Remove used PC Data Card and replace it with a spare.
    • Label used PC data card with patient information
    • Transmit PC Data Card to medical director for appropriate action.
    • Conduct employee debriefing.
    • Restock used electrode pads, batteries, razors and/or gloves as needed.
    • Remove and replace battery in AED and do a battery-inspection test.
    • Clean the AED.

Downloads & Resources

Using an AED

Continuous Chest Compressions