Protecting Children and Youth from Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Delaware PAD Program - AED Placement Selection Criteria
The first table below presents the priority criteria that the Office of EMS uses to determine where to place AEDs.
The second table below presents the calculation method for determining how many exposure hours a PAD facility will have in a year. This information is then used to prioritize which pubic facilities receive AEDs.
|1st||Traditional 1st Responders|
|2nd||Non-traditional 1st Responders|
|Agencies with pre-existing response plan|
|3rd||Public Acess Defibrillation Locations|
|Cardiac arrest on site in last 4 years|
|Locations in which EMS/1st Responders response time is too long|
If an applicant does not meet any of the above criteria, assess local 1st responder equipment status
|PAD formula (NHLBI. 2003)||Example|
|Step 1|| Identify number of individuals at location||200|
|Step 2|| Identify the number of persons over 40||50|
|Step 3||Multiply by the average number of hours spent in location (those over 40)||8|
|Step 4||Multiply by 350 if a residential facility |
|Multiply by 250 if a non-residential facility||250|
|Total||Equal the number of exposure hours||100,000|
Locations with 1.4 million exposure hours per year may experience 0.48 cardiac arrests per year.