Delaware PAD Program - AED Placement Selection Criteria

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‚ÄčProtecting Children and Youth from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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.

1stTraditional 1st Responders



Fire Company
2ndNon-traditional 1st Responders

Safety Teams

School Nurses

Agencies with pre-existing response plan
3rdPublic 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)

Step 1
 Identify number of individuals at location
Step 2
 Identify the number of persons over 40
Step 3Multiply by the average number of hours spent in location (those over 40)
Step 4Multiply by 350 if a residential facility     

Multiply by 250 if a non-residential facility

TotalEqual the number of exposure hours

Locations with 1.4 million exposure hours per year may experience 0.48 cardiac arrests per year.