Public Access Defibrillator Program

Lanark County Council has adopted a Public Access Defibrillator Program which establishes procedures and guidelines for the partners with regular monitoring of the activities and associated responsibilities to ensure the availability of AED.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) recommends that Canadians have widespread access to automated external defibrillators (AED) and that the public be trained and encouraged to apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (with an emphasis on chest compressions for lay rescuer trained persons) and AED skills when needed.

The foundation also recommends that the AED program is part of a comprehensive emergency response plans that is linked with the emergency medical services system. A Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program in Lanark County will provide access to an enhanced level of medical care. This program, in designated Public Access Defibrillator facilities in Lanark County, will assist in the emergency medical services response.

For further information about AED facilities within Lanark County, please contact Casey Whiticar, Deputy Clerk.

 

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