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Old 03-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
Rich Sayen
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A.E.D needed?

Does anybody have any experience or knowledge with Laws for needing an automated External defibrillators (A.E.D) in a crossfit box? Tnx
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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Re: A.E.D needed?

Depends on your state, but in general I'd say it's a good idea to have one as well as a bunch of trainers who know how to use it.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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Re: A.E.D needed?

It's my understanding (at least in NJ) that it is a grey area on whether or not you need an AED. it depends on what you are classified as and there is no one going around checking for AEDs in gyms, BUT if something were to happen and you didn't have an AED then you would definitely be opening yourself up to liability. An AED cost about 1400 bucks new and lasts for 5 years. Most places also have a financing option for 70 bucks a month or so.

I think even forgetting the risk of a lawsuit, if it could make a difference in a bad situation, then the cost is completely worth it. I chose to get one and I know most of the gyms in my area also purchased them.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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Re: A.E.D needed?

Ok , thanks guys your probably right! Better to be safe then sorry!
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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Re: A.E.D needed?

We have one, and we brought in people to train our staff in CPR/AED.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:16 PM   #6
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Re: A.E.D needed?

Is there a difference between a home or commercial unit ?
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #7
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Re: A.E.D needed?

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An AED cost about 1400 bucks new and lasts for 5 years. Most places also have a financing option for 70 bucks a month or so.
An AED will last longer than five years. You'll just have to replace the battery and the pads every couple of years...
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #8
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Re: A.E.D needed?

Hey Guys,

I am a career firefighter in addition to a box owner. From our CPR training, early defibrillation is one of the keys to surviving a heart attack. When we opened our affiliate I thoroughly researched purchasing one. I found that they were way out of our budget. I then found several companies that rent defib units at reasonable prices. I chose EMED (emedamerica.com) W/S We have a LifePak CR. Our Medic units in the area use LifePak ALS units which is why I chose this particular model. They can use the same pads. We pay $49/mo for a 5 year lease. With that we get:
Surface Mount Wall Cabinet with Alarm
Protective Carry Case
(2) Sets of Adult Electrodes
Long Life Lithium Battery
AED Check Tag
AED Training and Implementation DVD
Fast Response Kit
5 Year Program Management Service & Maintenance Plan (includes battery and pad replacements for 5 years)

My advice is talk to your ALS provider and find out what they use and get the same brand AED. There are a bunch of rental companies. I just happened to find the one that had the AED I wanted at the best price.

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #9
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Re: A.E.D needed?

That sounds like pricing for a manual defibrillator which pros like EMS & firefighters as yourself use. Our gym bought a simple re-certified AED from www.aed.com for only $595 and it came with pads, battery, training video, free shipping and a 5-year warranty. We went ahead & also bought the 1-year Medical Oversight Program for $99 so we don't have to worry about our pads and batteries expiring on us. The online program (called En-pro) will send us emails when it is time for us to order new pads/batteries so we thought it was well worth an extra $99 investment since we are so busy in training. We forgot to order the cabinet it goes in so we are ordering that today.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:38 PM   #10
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Re: A.E.D needed?

My $0.02
My wife is a Registered Nurse, and when she started at my box the first thing she commented on was there was no A.E.D.
I felt she raised a good point.... we are always working at such a high intensity and Crossfit is for everybody. Young and old. It's amazing how many younger people have an unknown underlying heart condition that cause cardiac arrest in sport.
Obviously it comes down to cost for the affiliate.
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