The Missiouri AED Law requires that owners of an AED follow the guidelines set forth in the AED law. The guidelines in the law protect the owner of the AED against liability. The State of Missiouri states the following:
"3. A person or entity who acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that:
(1) Expected defibrillator users receive training by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators, or an equivalent nationally recognized course in defibrillator use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
(2) The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines;
(3) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible; and
(4) Any person that owns an automated external defibrillator that is for use outside of a health care facility shall have a physician provide medical protocol for the use of the device."
The AED Law states that the owner of the AED must maintain the AED according to the manufacture's guidelines. The manufacture has two items that must be replaced prior to the expiration date: pads and batteries. Training must be provided to those individuals who are most likely to use the AED.
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