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AED Program Implementation

This page provide guidance and resources for AED.

Oregon law provides protection from an action for damages that results from acts or omissions of another rendering emergency medical assistance with an Automated External Defibrillator if:

  • The person using the defibrillator has received instruction in its use and in CPR.
  • The defibrillator has been maintained and tested.
  • The organization that acquires and maintains the defibrillator has sought medical direction from a licensed physician in the use of the defibrillator and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Washington County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) can assist community organizations and businesses in the implementation of a CPR/Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) program by:

  • Providing an on-site assessment explaining the program objectives, benefits and requirements.
  • Assisting in the selection of a defibrillator appropriate to the needs of the organization.
  • Coordinating CPR and AED training to American Heart Association standards.
  • Providing continuing education resources necessary to keep AED-trained personnel comfortable in the use of the machine.

For more information, please refer to the following documents:

AED Implementation Guide (PDF 691.36 KB)

When selecting an AED, check out If you are interested in implementing a CPR/AED program, contact Washington County Emergency Medical Services at [email protected].