Should your facility have an AED? by Marilynn Larkin, MA
Interest in installing an automated external defibrillator (AED) has escalated in recent years among managers of health clubs, community centers, club houses within active adult communities, and in congregate living facilities such as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and assisted living. The reasons are two-fold:
• Evidence is growing that, when used properly, AEDs save lives; and
• States increasingly are mandating that fitness centers have AEDs on site.