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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).

AEDs on Campus

Anyone who would like to request an AED for his or her building or department must contact the SDSU AED Coordinator.  There are laws and regulations pertaining to the AED, which require the AED coordinator be aware of all AEDs on campus, their location, their electrode and battery status, their serial number and status of monthly checks.  Should an AED be deployed for an emergency, call 911 immediately.
AED Coordinator
SDSU Police Department
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4390
Mail Code: 4390

Open: Monday - Friday
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: 619-594-6671
FAX: 619-594-1015
E-mail: AED Coordinator