HEALTH CLUBS - NEW AED/CPR LAWS
DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2007
AED AND CPR TRAINING MANDATORY
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS

Health Clubs and Health Studios will be responsible for training employees on the use of AEDS and CPR trainng and all costs associated with establishing an AED program. Costs will vary throughout the state and will include the purchase of AED equipment, replacement supplies (batteries, defibrillator patches), CPR and AED training, and medical oversight.

Safety Works can set up your entire equipment and training programs. Tel: (310) 542-0594 Fax: (310) 542-4800

For detailed brochure: Go to link below and get PDF - http://www.emsa.ca.gov/def_comm/viii032807_fa.pdf



DISCUSSION:

Assembly Bill (AB) 1507 (Pavley, Ch. 431, Statutes of 2005) mandates that all health clubs and health studios in California, with a few exceptions, implement an AED program by July 1, 2007. AB 1507 created Section 104113 of the Health and Safety Code which established the minimum requirements for health studio AED programs. Health studios will need to have a certain number of CPR and AED trained personnel in proportion to the number of AEDs acquired on site and able to respond to an emergency. Health clubs will also need a written emergency response plan, an AED maintenance program that includes periodic inspections to ensure the AED is in working order and they will need to obtain a physician, licensed in California, for medical control.

The Health and Safety Code defines health studios affected by this requirement as any facility permitting the use of its facilities and equipment or access to its facilities and equipment to individuals or groups for physical exercise, body building, reducing, figure development, fitness training, or any other similar purpose, on a membership basis. Health studio does not include any hotel or similar business that offers fitness facilities to its registered guests for a fee or as part of the hotel charges.

Call Safety Works today to get your AED and CPR program implemented. Please call (310) 542-0594 for equipment and course information.
ABOUT DEFIBRILLATION - PART 1

A defibrillator is a medical device used in the defibrillation of the heart. It consists of a central unit and a set of two electrodes. The central unit provides a source of power and control. The two electrodes are placed directly on or in the patient. The device is designed to deliver an electric shock to the patient, in an effort to stop ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia. It is also used to stop the heart in an effort to allow it to reset its natural pacemaker in supraventricular tachycardia.
ABOUT DEFIBRILLATION - PART 2

Ventricular fibrillation is a situation of electrical chaos in the heart's conduction system, in essence distorting the coordinated contraction of cardiac muscular tissue. This leads to a situation where the heart produces minimal or no forward blood flow, causing circulatory arrest and death within minutes from hypoxic brain damage. The defibrillation current depolarizes the entire electrical system of the heart causing a complete cessation of electrical activity. This, in turn, gives the opportunity of impulses from the normal conduction pathways to regain control of the muscular tissue of the heart.

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