2013 Mississippi Code
Title 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 60 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS -- PARAMEDICS -- USE OF AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR
USE OF AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR IN CASES OF SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH
§ 41-60-33 - Requirements and training for use of automated external defibrillator
Any person may use an automated external defibrillator for the purpose of saving the life of another person in sudden cardiac death, subject to the following requirements:
(a) A Mississippi licensed physician must exercise medical control authority over the person using the AED to ensure compliance with requirements for training, emergency medical services (EMS) notification and maintenance;
(b) The person using the AED must have received appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an AED by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, National Safety Council or other nationally recognized course in CPR and AED use;
(c) The AED must not operate in a manual mode except when access control devices are in place or when appropriately licensed individuals such as registered nurses, physicians or emergency medical technician-paramedics utilize the AED; and
(d) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in sudden cardiac death by using an AED must activate the EMS system as soon as possible, and report any clinical use of the AED to the licensed physician.
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