Appendix 5

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Program

  1. I. AED EQUIPMENT AND LOCATION
    1. Current Locations are:
      1. Cartwright Center- Information Counter
      2. Cleary - near Great Hall
      3. Cowley - 3rd floor main staircase
      4. Health Science Center - 1st floor lobby
      5. Mitchell Hall - near field house/strength center
      6. Murphy Library - front desk
      7. Police Station
      8. Rec Center - at info counter
      9. Stadium - near training room (south side)
      10. Student Health Center
      11. University Physical Plant
      12. University Police Squad Car (3)
      13. Wittich Hall - near pool entrance
  2. II. MAINTENANCE AND TESTING
    1. Status indicator will be checked on a daily basis during routine patrol by Officers.
      1. Check and document for “OK” on handle.
      2. Report other sign to AED coordinator
    2. Supply inventory will be checked for change or expiration dates the 1st Monday of each month by a day shift staff member
    3. Program documents and documentation of maintenance and testing will be saved for five (5) years in the AED coordinator’s office.
  3. III. COORDINATOR OF THE PROGRAM/MEDICAL DIRECTOR
    1. Coordinator of the program is:
      Chief Scott W. Rohde, University Police (608) 785-8711
    2. Medical Director of the program is:
      Dr. Eric Voter, Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, WI (608) 782-7300 or (800) 362-9567
  4. IV. ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES BY PROGRAM COORDINATOR

    The type of device, intended use area, plan for maintenance and testing and location of the device on the premises shall be confirmed annually in writing to:

    EMS: Tom Wright
    EMS Clinical coordinator
    Gundersen Lutheran 1910 South Avenue
    La Crosse, WI 54601-5400
    (608) 782-7300 or (800) 362-9567
    La Crosse Fire Department: Chief Gregg Cleveland
    City Hall
    400 La Crosse Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    (608) 789-7260
    Emergency Dispatch Center: Jay Loeffler
    Administrator-Emergency Center
    333 Vine Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    (608) 785-9634
  5. V. USE OF THE AED
    1. Determine unresponsiveness of victim and activate the Medical Response Plan.
      1. If victim is unresponsive, call “911” and get AED.
      2. Assess the victim: airway, breathing, and circulation.
      3. Initiate CPR, if required, while AED is brought to the victim’s side
      4. Activate call to additional responders and indicate location of victim.
      5. Designate an individual to wait at the entrance to direct the EMS to the victim
    2. Upon arrival, place the AED near head of the victim and close to AED operator
    3. Prepare to use the AED
      1. Turn the power ON
      2. Bare and prepare chest for AED use.
      3. Attach the AED to the victim.
      4. Stop CPR while the device analyzes the heart rhythm.
      5. Follow the machine prompts for further action. If a shock indicated, be sure all rescuers “clear” before shock is administered.
    4. Upon arrival, EMS shall take charge of victim.
      1. Provide victim information: name, age, known medical problems, time of incident
      2. Provide information as to current condition and number of shocks administered.
    5. Completion of Incident Report
      1. After each use, a detailed Officer’s report will be completed and submitted before the end of the Officer’s shift.
  6. VI. AFTER USE OF AED
    1. The AED will be check and put back in readiness state. The program coordinator will be called
      1. Restock AED per AED inventory.
      2. Clean AED if needed according to manufacturer recommendations..
      3. Document readiness
    2. A critical Incident Debriefing session will be held if requested for all initial responders. Contact CISD- Gundersen/Lutheran at 789-7624
    3. The program Medical Director shall be notified of AED use.
      1. Follow-up report will be submitted to Medical Director
      2. Arrange for quality improvement review.
  7. VII. AED INVENTORY
    1. Readiness status will be assured by check as documented on check sheet.
    2. Readiness status will be assured following any AED use as documented by the AED coordinator.

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