CPR/AED Trained Personnel

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

 

Florida Statute 1006.062 requires each school to have at least two staff members, in addition to the school health personnel (if applicable), trained in First Aid, CPR and AED and emergency care training. The names of the individuals trained and their location in the school need to be on the 9-1-1 Emergency Information posters (available from the Safety Department). In addition to listing the names of the trained school staff on the 911 posters, the name of the on-site school health personnel (Nurse or Health Support Technician) must also be added. The individuals listed on the 911poster need to be on-site during the hours of school operations.

 

The 911 posters should be located in the health room, the front office, the cafeteria and the physical education areas. The posters must be updated yearly and whenever there is a change in personnel who provide this service. All trained personnel must have their own CPR micro shield for providing CPR. Staff must renew their CPR/AED certification every two (2) years. It is the principal/designee’s responsibility to ensure that staff responsible for providing CPR has a valid CPR/AED card.

 

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

 

Florida Statute 1006.165 requires all high schools that are members of the Florida High School Athletic Association to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on the school grounds. The School District of Broward County requires that all schools have an AED on school grounds. Broward County policy 5303 rule 1-A states each school must have at least two (2) staff members, in addition to the school nurse/healthcare personnel (if applicable), trained in First Aid, AED and CPR and emergency care training. The identification of trained staff members on campus is a vital link in immediately accessing qualified personnel during a medical emergency.