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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    Since this equipment need periodic updating, it might be best to lease. Owner pays to update.
    Was judging Master Amateur in St Louis in 2018. AKC VP had a cardiac event. AED saved his life.
    I believe that happened at Bob Haydens in Sedalia Mo

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    The Master Amateur Retriever Club safety protocol requires that an AED be on site at each flight. That was, as Tom D noted, quite literally a life saver. There are a number of outfits that rent the devices with rates daily to monthly. As noted the devices serve no purpose if they're locked up in a clubhouse, equipment trailer or randomly tossed in a UTV. The club should always have one or more designated folks who will have the device at hand if and when needed. And hope it's never needed.
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    This thread made me think, very often there are people at events with various levels of medical knowledge. I sent an email to Entry Express suggesting that there should be a way for people to enter their level of medical expertise, if they choose to. The names could then be listed in event programs as First Responders in case of medical emergencies at the event.
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    We were very lucky at the MARC Invitational in 2018.
    We not only had the unit not more than 50 feet from patients, we had approx 5 Docs,
    5-6 nurses and 8-10 EMT’s in our flight.
    One thing that did help is one nurse went out to the main road to guide the bus into the grounds and to the patient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenpoacher View Post
    This thread made me think, very often there are people at events with various levels of medical knowledge. I sent an email to Entry Express suggesting that there should be a way for people to enter their level of medical expertise, if they choose to. The names could then be listed in event programs as First Responders in case of medical emergencies at the event.
    It was pointed out to me that such a designation places an implied liability on the individual. If they volunteer in a response they are protected by "Good Samaritan" laws. But if they are identified as having that responsibility they can be targeted if something goes bad, or if they don't happen to be on site at the time.
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    [QUOTE=drunkenpoacher;2189596]This thread made me think, very often there are people at events with various levels of medical knowledge. I sent an email to Entry Express suggesting that there should be a way for people to enter their level of medical expertise, if they choose to. The names could then be listed in event programs as First Responders in case of medical emergencies
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    Never going to happen. Liability both for EE, club and the medical staff listed If a machine is available and correctly trained personnel on site I would think it’s s voluntary and personal decision to intervene. Our society has too many ambulance chasers to put the onus on a club or officers
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenpoacher View Post
    Most of the time two or three stakes will be running simultaneously, on different grounds, so multiple units would be needed.
    ^^^This.^^^^ From what little I've read about AEDs, they need to be used within about 3 minutes. At most hunt tests, it's not likely someone could make the drive (and back) from one stake to the other or to the headquarters in less than 3 minutes.

    I like the idea of having one behind each judging station, with the AED symbol prominently displayed, so each handler could see it as they go to the line. Just in case, you know, they weren't having enough panicky thoughts about what could go wrong with the dog, they could add a few worries about what could go wrong with the old ticker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Good Dogs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenpoacher View Post
    This thread made me think, very often there are people at events with various levels of medical knowledge. I sent an email to Entry Express suggesting that there should be a way for people to enter their level of medical expertise, if they choose to. The names could then be listed in event programs as First Responders in case of medical emergencies at the event.
    It was pointed out to me that such a designation places an implied liability on the individual. If they volunteer in a response they are protected by "Good Samaritan" laws. But if they are identified as having that responsibility they can be targeted if something goes bad, or if they don't happen to be on site at the time.
    I suppose that’s a concern, we can all get sued for anything anytime. I think people worry about it more than it actually occurs. In any case clubs should have an umbrella policy, so should individual with any wealth at all. It’s very cheap.
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    If you want to talk about lawsuits, the club etc could be sued for not having one on the grounds at all.
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