What is medical direction and why do I need it?
Many states require that AED programs to have Physician Oversight or Medical Direction as a part of their overall AED plan. Medical Directors typically review policies and procedures, assure adequate training has been provided to rescuers, consult on placement and are available for program guidance and event review. You may already work with a physician that can oversee your program and as a medical director. It is important to review your individual state laws to determine if Medical Direction is required.
What if I donít have a Medical Director?
We work with ENPRO an AED program management solution that can provide you with a full program to assure regulatory compliance regardless of your location. ENPRO can provide your organization with Medical Direction, Policies and Procedures, PlusTrac (AED inspection reminder Service with documentation), EMS notification, AED training programs (additional fee), regulatory tracking, upgrade/correction notifications. Click here for more information
What is the difference between Prescription/Medical Authorization and Medical Direction?
AEDís are regulated as class III medical devices and do require a prescription for purchase. All AED purchases thru AEDUniverse.com come with a Prescription and Medical Authorization. The Prescription/Medical Authorization only facilitates purchase and fulfills FDA requirements. Medical Direction is a Physician overseeing the AED program and reviews AED events.