Automated External Defibrillator

Cardiology Associates Foundation
Automated External Defibrillators

Deadline: February 12, 2008

The Cardiology Associates Foundation, the leading organization in cardiovascular education in Northeast Arkansas, is once again assisting the community in the fight against cardiovascular disease, with the placement of AEDfs (automated external defibrillators) in community facilities. The Foundation expects to award eight AEDfs to community facilities, such as High School Gyms, Performing Arts Centers, Movie Theaters, Community Centers, etc. that house events with attendances of 100+ individuals, ranging in ages and have a high volume of events, throughout the year. Those not having an AED in their facility will be considered first.

The 2008 year will focus on eligible applicants in Craighead, Greene, Jackson, Clay, Lawrence, Randolph, Poinsett, Mississippi and Cross counties.

Eligible applicants must provide:
Brief Description of Organization/Facility
Number of Individuals Using the Facility per Week
Individual Demographics
Statement of Need
Any History of Emergency Cardiovascular Situations
Brief Description of How You Would Fund Maintenance
Plan to Continue Funding Programs to Place Additional Needed AEDs
Final Summary
Contact Information and Facility Location

Specific Information that should be Included:
Total Facility Personnel Count

Single-Tenant/Multi-Tenant Building
How close is the nearest Hospital or Occupational Health Clinic with an AED
Are their on-site Public Safety Personnel
Is there a Coordinated Program for Emergency Response
Have you ever had an AED Location Site Assessment
Specific Description of Facility/Buildings
Number of Staff with CPR and/or AED Training
Do you currently have AEDs in place

All applicants must agree to the requirements of each location receiving an AED which are:
Responsibility of Full Maintenance of the AED
Staff Training for CPR and use of the AED
AED Location Site Assessment
Accessibility of the AED at any Event
Accessory Replacement

Interested applicants should send their proposal to the Cardiology Associates Foundation,
Att: Emily Lard, 405 Southwest Drive #140, Jonesboro, AR 72401.