AED Compliance Made Easy

Getting automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for your organization is one of the most responsible decisions you can make with the biggest impact to potentially save lives. 

However, many companies and legal teams hesitate in the process due to the complexities of managing AEDs and ensuring compliance with various laws. With federal, state, and local regulations constantly evolving, it can be daunting to keep up. 

For instance, the Joe Sheya Act in Maryland now mandates that applicable grocery stores and restaurants have easily accessible AEDs—a requirement that previously did not exist. 

This ever-changing legislative landscape can be overwhelming for safety teams already burdened with numerous responsibilities. The consequences of non-compliance are significant, including hefty fines and, more critically, the potential failure of an AED during an emergency, leading to tragic outcomes. 

Early AED intervention can double or triple survival rates, making compliance non-negotiable for safety-conscious organizations. The solution? Outsource AED compliance and management to Premedics, ensuring total peace of mind.

Understanding AED Compliance Legislation and Its Consequences

Compliance with AED legislation involves adhering to various federal, state, and local laws that dictate requirements such as the presence of AEDs, their placement, maintenance, training, and more:

  • Device Placement: AEDs must be easily accessible for fast retrieval during emergencies.
  • Maintenance: Regular checks and updates keep AEDs operational when you need them most.
  • Training: Staff needs practical and regular CPR/AED training to use AEDs effectively.

Regulatory bodies involved include:

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Oversees the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, including AEDs.
  • American Heart Association (AHA): Provides guidelines for AED use based on scientific evidence.
  • Good Samaritan Laws: Protect individuals using AEDs if they have received proper training.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Enforces workplace safety and health standards, including AED regulations.
  • State Health Departments: Set specific guidelines for AED use within their jurisdictions.

With the consequences of non-compliance so high, don’t put the burden on one person or an internal team. Get total peace of mind by outsourcing AED compliance and management to Premedics. We’ll do it for you!

How Premedics AED Compliance Works

Premedics offers turnkey AED management programs designed for all types of organizations, from small single-location gyms to college campuses to large national corporations. 

We take care of everything from setup to ongoing maintenance. We utilize the power of wireless AEDs to remotely monitor 24/7. If anything needs attention, we’ll be automatically alerted and do what’s necessary to fix it. As an AED readiness partner, we give you everything you need to save lives during sudden cardiac arrests (SCAs) all in one place.

Some noteworthy benefits of our comprehensive and compliant AED programs include:

  1. Setup and Maintenance: We handle everything from initial setup to ongoing maintenance, ensuring your AEDs are always ready to use.
  2. 24/7 Remote Monitoring: Our wireless AEDs are monitored around the clock. If any issues arise, we are automatically alerted and will take immediate action to resolve them.
  3. Accessory Replacement: We track and ship AED accessory replacements right to your doorstep at no added cost.
  4. Predictable Pricing: Our monthly subscription model offers a single predictable price, eliminating unexpected expenses.
  5. Training: We provide device-specific and AHA-compliant CPR/AED training so your staff is always prepared.

Premedics AED Indemnification Policy

While AEDs are essential for responding to sudden cardiac arrests (SCAs), their ownership and use carry inherent liabilities. If an AED is used and the SCA victim does not survive, organizations may encounter legal challenges. 

As an added layer of security, Premedics offers a multi-million dollar AED indemnification insurance policy to protect your organization in the event of legal challenges following the use of an AED. 

AED Indemnification Sync™ serves as a critical safety net, helping organizations navigate the complexities of owning and using AEDs.

Key Benefits of AED Indemnification Sync™

  • Liability Protection: Provides additional protection against liability claims if the SCA victim does not survive despite proper AED use.
  • Malfunction Coverage: Covers the burden of proving device readiness, even though manufacturers typically indemnify their AEDs.
  • Compliance Defense: Offers legal defense if accused of non-compliance with AED-related regulations or industry standards.
  • Third-Party Claims: Extends protection to cover claims from individuals or entities not directly associated with the organization.
  • Legal Costs Coverage: Covers legal defense costs in the event of an SCA where an AED is used.

We set the pre-EMS industry standards since our founding in 1999 and drive AED management best practices. Over 1,000,000 lives are protected by Premedics today and we are fully confident that AEDs under our managed network will be fully ready to deploy and compliant at all times. This is us putting our money where our mouth is!

Features of a World-Class AED Compliance Program

Choosing Premedics means more than just compliance; it means peace of mind. Our Compliance Sync™ program ensures that:

  • All Software Updates Are Installed: We handle all AED software updates for you, verifying your devices are always up-to-date.
  • Regulations Are Automatically Adhered To: We monitor and implement changes to AHA, FDA, and other AED regulations automatically.
  • Doctor Prescriptions Are Included: We provide the necessary prescriptions for your AEDs, saving you the hassle of sourcing doctors.
  • Loaner AEDs Are Provided: In case your AED is used, we overnight a loaner unit to provide continuity of readiness.
  • EKG Event Data Management: We download, review, and share EKG event data with emergency responders.
  • Medical Quality Control: Our team ensures all aspects of your AED program meet the highest standards of medical quality control.
  • Staff Training Tracking: We track your staff's training and certification status so your organization remains compliant.

Additional Resources

Premedics programs:

  • AED Sync™️: Our AED Sync program provides comprehensive AED management to meet or exceed compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.
  • Compliance Sync™: Understand the importance of AED compliance and how it can prevent costly fines and tragic outcomes.
  • AED Readiness Partnership: Learn how to maintain AED readiness with our automated monitoring and maintenance services.

Ensuring AED compliance doesn't have to be a burden. With Premedics, you can focus on what you do best while we handle the complexities of AED management. Join the many organizations that trust Premedics to keep their AEDs compliant and ready to save lives.

For more information on AED compliance and to see how Premedics can help your organization, request a consultation today.