Policy D14
Policy Name: Public Access Defibrillation and Automated External Defibrillator Use
Responsibility for Policy: Campus Safety and Security

Date of most recent changes: March 28, 2016

I. Policy Statement  

Onondaga Community College maintains a Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program that governs Automated External Defibrillator (AED) maintenance and use and provides trained and authorized campus personnel to implement this policy in the event of a health emergency requiring AED use. This program is operated pursuant to NYS Public Health Law, Article 30, Section 3000-b. AEDs are available at designated locations across campus. In addition, mobile AED units are available to the Department of Campus Safety & Security and Athletics Trainers. Further, consistent with NYS Public Health Law governing the operation of children’s camps, all camp programs occurring on the property of or under the direction of Onondaga Community College or its Affiliated Organizations maintain trained, authorized campus personnel on site.

II. Reason for Policy  

The safety and well-being of students, visitors and employees is important to Onondaga Community College. Accordingly, the College provides AED’s and trained personnel to help save lives on campus in the event of a health emergency requiring AED use.  

III. Applicability of the Policy  

All members of the campus community should be familiar with this policy. The Department of Sustainability & Environmental Health and Safety monitors and coordinates training of campus personnel authorized to use the equipment, including members of the Department of Campus Safety & Security, Athletics Trainers, and other approved campus personnel who volunteer to complete required training and to act in the event of a health emergency requiring AED use.

IV. Contacts  

Subject  

Office Name  

Title or
Position
 

Telephone
Number
 

Email/URL  

Emergencies
Campus Safety & Security
Director, Campus Safety & Security
(315) 498-2173
walld@sunyocc.edu

Program Information

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety Director, Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety (315) 498-2847 or (315) 498-2594

vormwals@sunyocc.edu

V. Definitions  

Term  

Definition  

AED  

Automated External Defibrillator (AED): is a computerized medical device which can both check a person’s heart rhythm and, in cases where there is no heart rhythm, deliver an appropriate electrical impulse designed to restart the heart.

PAD  

Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program: an Automated External Defibrillator program operated pursuant to a collaborative agreement with an emergency health care provider consistent with NYS law and regulations.


VI. Procedures  

  1. PAD Program coordination occurs under the supervision of the Department of Sustainability & Environmental Health and Safety with support from the Facilities Department, the Department of Campus Safety & Security, and the Athletics Department.
  2. Locations of fixed AEDs are documented on site and maintained with local emergency medical services agencies.
  3. AED equipment is inspected monthly, and preventative maintenance occurs on a regular schedule.
  4. Training of campus personnel authorized to use AED equipment occurs consistent with the protocols of the American Heart Association. Compliance with and coordination of training is monitored by the Department of Sustainability & Environmental Health and Safety.
  5. In the event that an AED is used, the incident is documented by the Department of Campus Safety & Security and submitted within 48 hours to the Emergency Health Care Provider who, in turn, provides documentation of the incident to the Central New York Regional Emergency Medical Services Council, Quality Assurance Program.
  6. The PAD program is regularly reviewed to foster continued effectiveness.

VII. Forms/Online Processes  

  • Public Access Defibrillation Cooperative Agreement


 

Approved by the President May 5, 2011

Updated and approved by the President March 28, 2016