Sunday, December 31

The Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. General Services Administration have updated the guidelines for automated external defibrillator (AED) stations located within federal facilities to include opioid reversal agents and hemorrhagic control.

The AED stations will become “safety stations” with access to emergency substances such as naloxone and Stop the Bleed. This is the first update to the federal safety station guidelines in 15 years.

GSA Associate Administrator for Government-wide Policy Krystal Brumfield, the agency’s Chief Acquisition Officer, stated that this is “a federal partnership that not only provides the framework for expanding access to additional life-saving equipment in federal facilities, but also offers the acquisition resources to develop and maintain those safety stations. These updated safety stations can make a critical difference, and help our workforce get home to their families if there is ever an emergency.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Associate Administrator Brumfield and GSA officials as they update federal building guidelines.
  • For Secretary Becerra and Admiral Levine as they collaborate with the GSA on safety stations.
  • For the president and members of his administration to be directed by the Lord in addressing the nation’s opioid crisis.
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