Are Florida Assisted Living Facilities required to have an AED (defibrillator)?

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Are Florida Assisted Living Facilities required to have an AED (defibrillator)?

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Yes….In July of 2011 HB 945 2010 will requires all Florida assisted living facilities with 17 or more beds to possess a functioning AED – automated external defibrillator. Please call The CPR School (561)762-0500 – we can help you select the right AED for your Brevard and Indian River Florida Assisted Living Facility and provide onsite CPR AED staff training certification classes. Question: What medical emergencies does the First Aid portion of the class cover? Answer: The First Aid class covers care for a variety of different emergencies including: * Legal/Ethical Concerns * Blood Borne Pathogens, * Calling 911 and Emergency Medical Services * Scene Management and Patient Assessment * Bleeding and Shock * Burns * Injuries to Muscles, Bones and Joints * Allergic Reactions and respiratory Emergencies * Diabetic Emergencies * Poisonings and Overdoses * Seizures and Strokes * Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia Are Florida Assisted Living Facilities required to have an AED (defibrillator)?

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