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 serve 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?
Ideally you can find a local physician that will work with you and act as your medical director but if not, 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,
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What is the
difference between Prescription/Medical Authorization and Medical Direction?
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. Medical Direction is not
include with your AED purchase and you may need to purchase separately
depending on your state.