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
at Campus Safety and Security and with the 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
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. Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety monitors and
coordinates training of campus personnel authorized to use the equipment,
including members of Campus Safety and 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
Safety and Security||Director,
Campus Safety and Security ||(315)
|Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
498-2847 or (315) 498-2594
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
Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program: is an Automated External
Defibrillator program operated pursuant to a collaborative agreement with an
emergency health care provider consistent with NYS law and regulations.
Program coordination occurs under the supervision of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety with support from Facilities, Campus Safety and Security, and Athletics.
of fixed AEDs are documented on site and maintained with local emergency
medical services agencies.
- AED equipment
is inspected monthly and preventative maintenance occurs on a regular
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 Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety.
- In the
event that an AED is used, the incident is documented by Campus Safety and 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
- The PAD program is regularly reviewed to foster continued effectiveness.
VII. Forms/Online Processes
Approved by the President May 5, 2011
Updated and approved by the President March 28, 2016