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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Post Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) information

Post-event steps:

The following steps are to be completed by the Site Coordinator:

  • Determine a plan to report the use of a Public Access Defibrillator to King County Emergency Medical Services.
  • Contact the manufacturer for new pads and/or any problems with the device.

Steps to be completed by the Community CPR-AED Coordinator:

  • Determine a plan for obtaining the event documentation module of the AED when used.
  • Restore AED to service using the manufacturer's directions.
  • Determine a mechanism to evaluate the event.
  • Provide post-event psychological support to any rescuers, family members or co-workers. These resources will be available upon request from King County EMS.

The Chain of Survival

The Chain of Survival