New York Defibrillator Requirements
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In swimming pool accident or drowning cases where the heart stops beating regularly, crucial organs can be deprived of blood and necessary nutrients. Without blood flowing, organs can quickly become severely damaged—leading to death. Therefore, it is important to re-establish a regular heartbeat quickly in order to avoid fatal consequences.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a small and portable emergency device that is used to treat cases of sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs are designed to assess a person’s heart rhythm and produce electric shocks if necessary. Programmed voice commands assist users through a sequence of simple steps.
The American Heart Association reports that every year there are roughly 424,000 cardiac arrest cases that take place outside of hospital. Experts estimate that AEDs can prevent as many as 50,000 of these deaths every year. Although sudden cardiac arrest commonly results in death, AEDs can improve a person’s chances of survival by up to forty-nine percent.
Sudden cardiac arrest commonly results from drowning and other pool related accidents. This frequency makes AEDs vital emergency safety devices for both swimming pools and spas. With the proper safety equipment and precautions, many drowning fatalities are preventable.
New York State recognized how valuable AEDs can be in saving lives. In 2008, the New York Public Health Law, Section 225 outlined AED requirements for swimming facilities. The law states that any public or private beach or swimming facilities, which are required to be supervised by a qualified lifeguard, MUST also provide and maintain on-site automated external defibrillator equipment. This requirement also includes condominiums and pools operated by a homeowner’s association that are required to be supervised by a lifeguard.
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Although AEDs are extremely effective in preventing deaths caused by cardiac arrest, there are concerns about the safety and reliability of AEDs. From 2005 to 2014, over 45,000 AED failures were reported, and over 100 recalls concerning more than two million AEDs were issued.
Most of the problems with AEDs are linked to their reliability because of various manufacturing problems. Other device failures were found to be the result of improper maintenance, for instance battery corrosion or lack of charge.
As a result of these failures, the Food and Drug Administration decided to toughen up on defibrillator regulations. Pool operators must make sure that their AEDs are always ready for use. AEDs should be fully functioning and charged, with new pads and working batteries. This includes testing AEDs in accordance with applicable standards from both manufacturers and the State of New York.
It is also vital to make sure that AEDs are kept in a visible location, where all pool staff and lifeguards can effortlessly find them. Every time an AED is used, it should be reported to the proper health care provider.
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All swimming pool staff should be able to identify the warning signs of cardiac arrest and be trained and proficient at using AEDs.
In order to work as a certified lifeguard in the State of New York, you must meet prerequisite criteria which include training and certification from schools, courses or on the job training. One of the most important of the above, is obtaining a Red Cross Certification in CPR and AED. Personnel trained in AED response should receive annual updates to make sure that their training is up to date.
According to the Red Cross, after someone goes into cardiac arrest, the victim’s ability to survive decreases by ten percent for each minute that an AED is not provided. First responders typically take up to eight to twelve minutes to arrive on the scene.
If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured or drowned because of the failure of a lifeguard to use an AED after cardiac arrest, contact the legal team of Buffalo, New York lifeguard negligence lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today so that we can help you. We are dedicated and determined to get you the best possible result after your personal injury in Buffalo, New York and throughout New York State. Contact us today at 716-839-3939.
A swimming pool accident injury can leave a person with catastrophic health problems that require expensive medical care and lengthy recovery times. These accidents can result in concussions, various learning disabilities, difficulty with memory, inability to complete the most basic personal tasks, neck and back injuries, total paralysis, broken bones, internal tissue damage or traumatic brain injury.
Although drowning does not always result in death, it can lead to severe brain damage. Depending on the seriousness of their injuries, drowning victims could end up in a vegetative state and require life-long intensive care. In such an event, fair and full compensation for swimming pool accidents will be crucial to caring for your loved one. Victims, or their family members, can pursue recovery for damages including medical treatment, pain and suffering, lost wages and future losses, through a personal injury lawsuit. Additionally, if you have lost a family member in a swimming pool accident, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim.
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