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16 DE Admin. Code 4303
On August 1, 2013 (Volume 17, Issue 2), DHSS published in the Delaware Register of Regulations its notice of proposed regulations, pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10115. It requested that written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations be delivered to DHSS by September 3, 2013, after which time the DHSS would review information, factual evidence and public comment to the said proposed regulations.
IAED Grassroots (International Academies of Emergency Dispatch):
...placement of an AED within the State of Delaware. 4.6 The OEMS will be responsible for notifying the jurisdictional public safety answering point of the placement of an SAED within the boundaries of their jurisdiction. 5.0 Eligibility* 5.1 Any agency, organization...
...placement of an SAED within the State of Delaware. 4.5 The OEMS shall be responsible for notifying the jurisdictional public safety answering point of the placement of an SAED within the boundaries of their jurisdiction 4.6 SAED Providers, SAED agencies and SAED...
Agency Response: The Agency appreciates and acknowledges these comments. The term "public safety answering point" has been in the AED regulations since the inception of the AED program. Dispatch centers in each jurisdiction of the state identify themselves by a different name, i.e. Fire Board, Kent Center, etc., thus, the state prefers using the generally accepted universal term of "public safety answering point" instead of specifically delineating each dispatch center.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the proposed State of Delaware Regulations Governing Automatic External Defibrillation are adopted and shall become effective October 11, 2013, after publication of the final regulation in the Delaware Register of Regulations.
ABEM”: American Board of Emergency Medicine.
“ACLS”: Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
“Board”: The Delaware State Board of Medical Practice.
“CPR”: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
“Certification”: Recognition by the Office of Emergency Medical Services that an agency, organization or business has met the requirements to provide Early Defibrillation services.
“Defibrillation”: The administration of electrical impulses to the heart to stop and/or convert ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia into a viable rhythm.
“Department”: The Department of Health and Social Services.
“Division”: The Division of Public Health.
EMS”: Emergency Medical Services.
“Early Defibrillation Provider”: A member or employee of an Early Defibrillation Service who has completed training in SAED operation and use under the requirements set forth in this regulation.
“Early Defibrillation Service”: Any agency, organization or company, certified as such by the State Office Of Emergency Medical Services, that employs or retains providers who have completed an SAED training program to use semi‑automatic defibrillation equipment.
“FDA”: Federal Food and Drug Administration.
“First Responder Team”: An organized group of individuals within a corporation, business or agency designated by that agency to respond to emergency situations.
“Medical Control”: Physician direction, through protocols, supervision and quality control of Early Defibrillation Services and/or Providers by the State Office Of Emergency Medical Services Medical Director.
“Office or OEMS”: The State Office of Emergency Medical Services.
“Protocol”: Currently approved and accepted procedures describing specific steps a provider must follow in assessing and treating a patient.
“Renewal”: Periodic training and demonstration of competence in the application and use of semi‑automatic defibrillation equipment.
“Right to Practice”: An Early Defibrillation Provider is granted the right to practice as such by the State EMS Medical Director upon the completion of an approved initial or renewal SAED training course and when functioning as a member of an approved Early Defibrillation Service. The right to practice can be suspended or revoked by the State EMS Medical Director.
“SAED”: Semi‑Automatic External Defibrillator. A device capable of, (1) analyzing a cardiac rhythm, (2) determining the need for defibrillation, (3) automatically charging, and, (4) advising a provider to deliver a defibrillation electrical impulse.
“Service Coordinator”: A designated appointee from an Early Defibrillation Service responsible for administration of the Early Defibrillation Program for their respective Service.
“Service Director”: President, Chief Executive Officer or any other individual who is administratively responsible for a corporation, business or agency.
“State Coordinator”: An individual appointed by the Director, State Office of Emergency Medical Services to administer the Early Defibrillation Program at the State level.
“State Medical Director”: The State Office of Emergency Medical Services Medical Director, who provides medical control, supervision, and quality control for the Early Defibrillation Program.
Training /Certifying Agency/Center”: Any training facility, approved by the State Medical Director, that engages in the training of Early Defibrillation Providers in accordance with the requirements set forth in this regulation.
“Ventricular Fibrillation”: A lethal disturbance in the normal rhythm of the heart characterized by rapid, irregular and ineffective twitching of the lower chambers, or ventricles, of the heart.
“Ventricular Tachycardia”: A potentially lethal dysrhythmia originating in the ventricles of the heart. A pulse may or may not be present.
CPR”: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
FDA”: Federal Food and Drug Administration
First Responder Team”: An organized group of individuals within a Public Access Defibrillation agency designated by that agency to respond to emergency situations.
Office or OEMS”: The Delaware State Office of Emergency Medical Services
SAED”: Semi-Automatic External Defibrillator. A device capable of, (1) analyzing cardiac rhythm, (2) determining the need for defibrillation, (3) automatically charging, and (4) advising a provider to deliver an electrical impulse.
Service Coordinator”: The appointed possessor of an SAED who coordinates the agency’s Early Defibrillation Program.
State Coordinator”: The Director of the State Office of Emergency Medical Services appointee who administers the Early Defibrillation Program at the state level.
State Medical Director”: The State Office of Emergency Medical Services State EMS Medical Director who provides medical control supervision and quality control for the Early Defibrillation Program.
The Board”: The Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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