An Automated External Defibrillator (or AED) is a lightweight, portable device that is used to treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
SCA occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. If not treated within minutes, SCA quickly leads to death. Anyone can help save a life by learning how to use an AED.
Register for an on-campus training session on the Risk Management Services Training page. You can also attend a free, 15-minute online training at any time offered by our AED manufacturer, Cardiac Science; learn more here.
AED machines are placed in cabinets like the one displayed below. The AED machines on campus can be found by viewing the map of their locations.