The UO has placed more than 70 life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) on campus.
The portable devices are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, which occurs when the heart's normal heart rhythm suddenly becomes chaotic. A person suffering from cardiac arrest collapses, stops breathing, becomes unresponsive and has no detectable pulse.
The AED delivers a potentially life-saving electrical shock to the victim's heart that can restore the heart's normal rhythm.
The AEDs are located across campus, with several concentrated in areas where there is a high degree of physical activity – including the Student Recreation Center, Esslinger Hall and Matthew Knight Arena. For a complete list of AED locations, see http://safety.uoregon.edu/automated-external-defibrillators-aeds
For more information about the University’s CPR/AED and First Aid training program is available online.
For more information about purchasing a unit for your department or building, contact Krista Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-3588.
- from UO Office of Emergency Management and Continuity