Public Access Defibrillators
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Scottish Ambulance Service Public Access Defibrillator Agreement
This agreement is designed to define the responsibilities of the two parties (The Scottish Ambulance Service and the Defibrillator Custodian) required to ensure the provision of a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD).
The purpose of this initiative is to increase the chances of a person surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest through the provision of a PAD which can be used prior to the arrival of the ambulance service.
2 Ambulance Service Responsibility
The Defibrillator Custodian is the named individual responsible for the availability and serviceability of a Public Access Defibrillator at a defined location. For the purposes of this agreement, the Defibrillator Custodian is regarded as the PAD Owner.
The Defibrillator Custodian is responsible for reporting the status of the PAD and the replacement of consumables required for operation of the unit.
Whilst the Defibrillator Custodian is responsible for the PAD, the Community Resilience Department of the Scottish Ambulance Service will provide support, advice and guidance on all aspects of the provision of a PAD on site for the duration of this agreement.
The Scottish Ambulance Service will map the position of the PAD onto the Ambulance Control command and control system.
In the event of a 999 call for a patient in cardiac arrest being made to the Scottish Ambulance Service from a location within a previously agreed distance from the PAD, the Ambulance Service Call Handler will advise the caller of the location of the PAD and provide instructions for its use as necessary.
The Defibrillator Custodian will provide monthly check sheets from each PAD for which they are responsible.The Community Resilience Team will inspect the check sheets to ensure that each PAD remains fully serviceable and operational.
The Community Resilience Team will facilitate training in connection with operation of a PAD, in co-ordination with the Defibrillator Custodian at the site where the PAD is located.
3 PAD Custodian Responsibility
In order to ensure the availability and serviceability of the equipment, a monthly check sheet will be completed by the Defibrillator Custodian on the status of the unit, expiry dates of electrode pads, battery condition and cabinet security (if fitted).
The Defibrillator Custodian will ensure that the site at which the PAD is located displays the nationally recognised PAD / AED signage that the unit is mounted in an easily accessible location.Where practicable, the unit should be housed at a fixed location which is readily accessible.
The Defibrillator Custodian will inform the Community Resilience Hub as soon as possible should the PAD is removed from service for any reason.
4 Term of Agreement
This agreement will be subject to periodic review and will remain in force from the date of signing until either party gives notice of an intention to terminate the agreement.Notice of the intention to terminate or amend this agreement will be subject to one month’s written notification to the other party.