Automatic External Defibrillator System (AED)
An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable defibrillator used in partnership with San Diego Project Heart Beat. AEDs are available in each SDSU Police Department patrol vehicle and throughout the SDSU campus. For a mobile view of each AED at SDSU download Pulse Point to your iPhone or Android.
The AED machines, housed in plastic cases around campus, can be used to monitor a person’s heartbeat and determine if the heart’s rhythm is normal. Defibrillator can also deliver life-saving electric shocks to restart the heart or correct an irregular heartbeat. AEDs are designed to be used by non-medical personnel, so cardiac arrest victims don’t have to wait for emergency crews to arrive to receive potentially life-saving treatment.
Should you need to deploy an AED here’s what to do:
- Call 911
- Open the AED and follow the audible prompts.
- Should a shock not be necessary the AED unit will not prompt you to do this.
- Continue following prompts until safety personnel arrive.
NOTE: CPR/AED and First Aid classes are offered through the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC).