As summer approaches, many camps are busy preparing for their upcoming standards visit.  There have been some questions about the revised standard HW.17 Availability of an AED (v2012). For those of you who have not yet delved into the revised standards, this standard states:

HW.17.1 Does the camp have access to an automated external defibrillator (AED) available to the majority of the camp population, within the timeframe recommended by authoritative sources, and managed by trained personnel (the AED may be located on the camp property or available through another provider?)

Some examples of authoritative sources include: the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, or OSHA. If you have questions about this standard or any others, please contact Elizabeth Snell: (781.541.6080 x16)