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Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

 

Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) are important assets in reducing the risk of death from sudden cardiac arrest. An AED is a device with pads that are attached to the victim’s chest to assess the heart rhythm and, if needed, automatically recommends whether or not to deliver a shock to the person’s heart. A person who has just gone into sudden cardiac arrest is in urgent need of defibrillation to save their life.

AEDs are placed throughout campus and in all Campus Police vehicles so early defibrillation to victims is available while waiting for emergency medical services (EMS) to arrive on the scene. APSU Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) oversees the AED program on campus. APSU faculty and staff interested in being trained in the use of AEDs should contact EHS at 6103 or the Physical Plant at 7456 to make training arrangements. EHS provides CPR/AED/First Aid training certified by the American Red Cross annually in August. This training is available to all APSU faculty and staff as well as students if there is space available.

AED Locations on Campus

Emerald Hills 4C Stadium Home Side 4th Floor by Elevator
Meacham Laundry Room Stadium Home Side 2nd Floor by Section C & D
Hand Village 200 Lobby Stadium Home Side 1st Floor By Elevator
Castle Heights 1st Floor Lobby Stadium Visitor Side In Concessions Area
Blount 1st Floor Lobby Tennis Center By Locker Room Door
Sevier 1st Floor Lobby Sundquist 1st Floor By Café
Harvill 1st Floor Lobby Trahern 2nd Floor Across From 208
Eriksson 1st Floor Hallway Hemlock 1st Floor End of Hallway by Vending Area
Gov Terrace North 1st Floor Hallway Dunn Center 1st Floor Front Lobby
Gov Terrace South 1st Floor Hallway Dunn Center 2nd Floor by Track
Memorial Health Lobby Shasteen Warehouse on Safety Wall
Miller Housing Office 1st Floor UC 3rd Floor Lobby
Harned 2nd Floor by Vending Room Clement 2nd Floor Lobby
UC 2nd Floor by Information Desk Music/Mass 1st Floor Lobby

In addition to the above, there are also AED’s

located in areas of the Foy Center. Athletics has

several AED’s that are portable. Boyd Health has

an AED in the ARD Building. There is an AED in each

Patrol Car in Public Safety.