Kennedy Space Center’s
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program
What is an AED?
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is an automated machine that, when appropriately attached to a victim’s chest, “reads / analyzes” a person’s heart rhythm to determine if that rhythm is of a form that may respond to an electrical shock. If the AED senses the appropriate abnormal heart rhythm, the AED informs the user to deliver an electric shock to the victim. This electrical shock can convert an abnormal heart rhythm to a normal heart rhythm.
An AED is intended to be applied on a victim that is unresponsive, not breathing or with no signs of circulation.
To use an automated external defibrillator as part of the KSC Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program, your AED should be located in a centralized location and be supported by certified CPR / AED trained individuals ready to respond should the need arise.
The Kennedy National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Procedural
Requirements (KNPR) document containing the requirements for implementing Occupational Medicine Programs.
Questions/answers and clarifications concerning the operation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at KSC.
Any person, including those licensed to practice medicine, who gratuitously and in good faith renders emergency care or treatment either in direct response to emergency situations related to and arising out of a public health emergency.
information that applies to the model M5066A HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator with technical content apply to all models in the HeartStart HS1 family of defibrillators, including the HeartStart, the HeartStart OnSite, and the HeartStart Home defibrillator.
Guidelines based on the most current and comprehensive review of resuscitation science, systems, protocols, and education.
A guide presenting an overview of the installation and operation of your cabinet. Please read it thoroughly before mounting the cabinet or programming the alarm.