Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program

Heart disease is a significant health problem that, according to the American Heart Association, affects nearly 8 percent of all Americans and results in nearly 350,000 deaths each year. While several electrical abnormalities can result in sudden cardiac arrest, the majority begin with ventricular fibrillation. Rapid treatment of ventricular fibrillation, through the application of a controlled electrical shock, is essential to the victim’s survival.

Criteria for Placement of AEDs and Supplies

The ACOEM recommends placement, when practical, of AEDs in sufficient workplace locations to allow initiation of resuscitation and use of the AED (the so-called “drop to shock” interval) within 5 minutes of recognized cardiac arrest. AED units have been placed in Public Safety vehicles, certain athletic facilities, and other approved locations.

Locations of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

  • College of Business – Sky Bridge Entrance
  • College of Education – Second Floor Elevator Hallway
  • City College– Lobby
  • City College – New Building Lobby
  • Liberal Arts Building – Hallway
  • McMullen Hall – First Floor Center Area
  • Petro Hall – Health Service Lobby
  • Physical Education Building – Athletic Training Room
  • Physical Education Building – Recreation Desk
  • Student Union Building – Galleria
  • University Police - Security Patrol Car