Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment Extended through Dec. 15
Current Suspected Overdose Deaths in Delaware for 2017: 225
Fill out the registration form and potential use form which can be downloaded off this website and send them to: Office of Emergency Medical Services, Attn: Angie Quackenbush, 100 Sunnyside Rd., Smyrna DE 19977.
This form is used to prioritize the distribution of AEDs and its content is base on the National Public Access Defibrillation Study.
Basic requirements include; appoint an Agency AED Coordinator and have a trained first response team.
No, any AED for use in the State of Delaware must be the semi-automatic type which requires the action of an operator to deliver a shock. Fully automatic AEDs are not authorized for use in Delaware.
By filling out the appropriate application and potential use form and mailing them to the OEMS, your agency is placed on a waiting list which is prioritized according to the results of the National Public Access Defibrillation study.
Depending on information submitted on the potential use form an agency can expect up to a 36 month wait.
If your staff or response team requires initial CPR/AED training the OEMS will fund the training. The cost of recertification training, which is normally every two years, is the responsibility of the agency.
The OEMS recognizes the following CPR/AED training curriculums American Heart Association, American Red Cross, National Safety Council and the Emergency Care Safety Institute.
Once an agency takes possession of an AED issued by the OEMS that agency is solely responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the unit and this includes the replacement of any consumables such as batteries and defibrillation pads.
For more information, please contact the program office.