Automated External Defribillator
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used to treat victims who experience sudden cardiac arrest. Multiple groups on campus own and maintain AEDs. The University maintains AEDs in a state of readiness for public access as well so the general public can respond to a cardiac emergency. AEDs available to the general public use voice prompts to provide instruction and will automatically deliver a shock only if needed.
An AED is to be used in conjunction with Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in cases of sudden cardiac arrest and in accordance with accepted protocols such as those provided by the American Red Cross and American Heart Association. CPR / First Aid / AED training can be coordinated by contacting University Health Services.
Click to view a list of Campus AED Locations (18 k, pdf).
Click to view a video of the most commonly used AED on campus, Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 Demonstration (video: 20 minutes)