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University AED Program (Word)

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Automated External Defibrillator

Cardiac Science G3Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are life-saving medical devices that can be used by trained individuals on those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, commonly known as a heart attack.  An AED attach's to a victims chest to assess the heart's rhythm and, if needed, automatically determines whether or not a shock should be delivered to correct the heart's rhythm.  An adult who has just gone into sudden cardiac arrest is most likely in urgent need of defibrillation, a metered  electrical charge that can often restore the heart to a normal function and save a life.  It's estimated by the American Heart Association that over 50,000 lives a year could be saved by the early use of an AED combined with prompt bystander Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).  With basic audio and visual commands, AED's are designed to be simple to use by any lay rescuer.  Departments that have an AED are expected to have sufficient staff trained in CPR/ AED.  If you would like to schedule a CPR/ AED training session, please click HERE to be taken to the Environmental Health and Safety training registration site.  

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