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Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

2 June 2015

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Use of AEDs

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable device used to treat sudden cardiac arrest by checking the heart rhythm and if needed sending an electric shock.  These devices improve the survival rate for a victim of cardiac arrest and have been used successfully by state agency personnel.  The Department of Administration has completed an extensive review of the status of AEDs located in state facilities and the laws and regulations governing their installation, use and maintenance.
 
For your convenience, listed below are the applicable references and resources regarding AED procurement and use for Montana government:
If you have any questions, please contact the State Continuity and Emergency Management Office at 406-444-0100.  
 
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