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AED

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

 
What Is An AED? 

AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, are small electronic devices that were designed to allow minimally-trained people to provide lifesaving defibrillation (electric shock to the heart) to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

Unlike the defibrillators seen on medical TV shows, AEDs are small, lightweight and very easy to operate. They are about the size of a lunch box and have adhesive electrode pads that rescuers attach to the person's chest.

An AED is very simple to use yet houses the same sophisticated defibrillation technology relied on by emergency medical services personnel and physicians.


Who can use an AED?

AEDs are made to be used by anyone, from minimally-trained individuals to medical professionals. These rescuers are called Volunteer Responders. Volunteer Responders have legal protection by the ‘Good Samaritan Law’ when using the AED in good faith to help a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

Learn more about the AEDs on campus:
Philips Frx; Learn how to use
Phillips  Onsite: Learn how to use


AED Training

Participating in training and certification in the proper use of these devices is easy. CPR/AED certification training is offered by:

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  • AED Location List
    Building Location AED Model
    Alumni Center Main lobby - west side Phillips Onsite
    Athletics & Dance Sports Complex, 3rd base line Phillips FRx
    Athletics & Dance Room 0050N Phillips Onsite
    Athletics & Dance Room CR1100B Phillips Onsite
    Athletics & Dance Portable Unit Phillips Onsite
    Central Utility Plant Front Office Phillips Onsite
    Corporate Yard Building A Room 0100 Phillips Onsite
    Custodial & Grounds Break room Phillips Onsite
    Environmental Health & Safety Main Lobby Phillips FRx
    Environmental Health & Safety Vehicle 5-630 Phillips Onsite
    Fleet Services Gas Station Main office Phillips FRx
    Health Services Room 236 Phillips Onsite
    Health Services Room 207 Phillips Onsite
    Hinderaker Hall Room 4128 Phillips Onsite
    Highlander Union Building (HUB) Main lobby 1st floor Phillips Onsite
    Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB) Lobby South wall Phillips Onsite
    Olmstead Theater lobby Phillips Onsite
    Orbach Library Lobby - east side Phillips Onsite
    Rivera Library Circulation Phillips Onsite
    Student Recreation Center, North Challenge course shed Phillips Onsite
    Student Recreation Center, North 0121 Main Lobby Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, North 0161 Events Lobby Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, North 103 Intramural use (06613) Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, North 104 Intramural use (06859) Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, South North East MAC Lobby Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, South North corridor at room 1129 Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, South North West at elevator equipment room Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, South Swimming pool office Phillips Onsite
    Parking Services Hallway near the breakroom Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department UCPD 5-006 Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department UCPD 5-018 Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department UCPD 5-009 Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department UCPD 5-1057 Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department UCPD N005 UNET Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department Vehicle 5-1052 Phillips FRx

     

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Program Management 

Fire & Life Safety manage and oversee the AED’s on campus.  If you have questions, would like to inquire about adding AEDs to your building or you need any clarification on the current process, please contact:

Xavier Martinez
Campus Fire Inspector
xavier.martinez@ucr.edu | (951) 827-5120