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