AEDs are located in selected UCSD facilities, and in all UCSD Police vehicles. Most AED units in buildings are designated with the standard white, triangular AED sign (see image at right). Other AED sign options are available.
Automated external defibrillator units (AEDs) use embedded computer chips to analyze heart rhythms instantly and accurately, making it possible for non-medical professionals to administer a controlled electric shock to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. The devices ensure that an electric shock is delivered only when necessary.
AEDs used at UCSD are approved by the American Heart Association. Anyone expected to use an AED in a cardiac emergency should be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the appropriate use of AED devices. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like AED training for your department.
CPR and AED training is available from:
- Emergency Medical Training Resources at UC San Diego
- American Red Cross
- American Heart Association
- Annual UC San Diego CPR / AED Training Day
Request an AED
Request an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for your building. Please make sure your building/floor has an AED before requesting one.
EH&S manage and oversee the AED’s on campus. EH&S will maintain and check them as required. You can contact email@example.com if you need any clarification on the current process.
Read Saving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims in the Workplace – Automated External Defibrillators (PDF), an Occupational Safety and Health Administration booklet.