MedStar AED Loan Program
An Automatic External Defibrillator – or AED – can give a second chance to a person suffering cardiac arrest. AED's are portable, self-contained and require only basic instructions to use.
However, to be effective, they must also be at-hand.
While these devices are common in many businesses, schools and public venues, many gatherings and events take place without one nearby. To help make this lifesaving technology more readily available, we are proud to announce the MedStar AED Loan program.
Using the AED Loan Request Form below, you can request an AED unit on a temporary basis, free of charge! If you are an event organizer or in charge of planning for a significant group happening, consider the following:
- Does the host venue lack AED’s?
- Are any of the attendees at risk for cardiac arrest such as elderly guests, athletes engaging in strenuous activities or a specific guest with a known history of cardiac episodes?
- Are you planning a large-scale event with more than 500 people?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, getting a loaned AED from MedStar may be a wise step toward ensuring your event is as safe as you can make it. What kind of events could benefit from having an AED on loan from MedStar?
- Community events
- Company picnics
- Activities for groups of elderly participants
- Large family or neighborhood gatherings
- Sporting or athletic events
MedStar’s AED Loan Program is free and available for events within MedStar’s service area . Requests must be received no later than 2 weeks in advance and will be reviewed subject to unit and training availability.
Once your request has been approved, MedStar will work with you to schedule you for chest compression training and a review of the AED Instruction Video. (For those with an active CPR certification card, the chest compression training is optional.) Then, an AED unit will be issued to you for your requested event and to be returned to MedStar afterward.
Training, unit pick up and return are available Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. For weekend events, units may be picked up the Friday prior to the event and returned the following Monday. Participants will be required to provide a $250 deposit or a credit card charge authorization form which would be utilized only in the event that the unit is not returned within 30 days of the return date agreed upon.
Considering that prevalence of heart disease in the US, taking the precaution to have an AED on-hand can give you peace of mind and could make a lifesaving difference for one of your event guests.
Still have questions? Contact MedStar at 817-632-0507.