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.
Participating in training and certification in the proper use of these devices is easy. CPR/AED certification training is offered by:
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
EH&S Safety manages and oversees the AEDs 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:
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