Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
An automated external defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac symptoms in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation -- the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.
AED's are designed to be simple to use for the layman, and the use of AEDs is taught in many first aid, first responder and basic life support level CPR classes.
SJSU has identified the Cardiac Science Powerheart AED G3 Automatic as its AED of choice in campus deployment. AED's are supplied in designated SJSU police vehicles and installed in various locations around the SJSU campus.
- King Library, security lower level
- Tower Hall, first floor
- Clark Hall, third floor (University Advancement)
- Facilities/Trades Building, second floor
- Health Building, first floor entry
- Heating and Cooling Plant, office
- Student Union, third floor
- Student Union, second (main) floor
- Student Union Bowling Center, manager's office
- Event Center Arena, southwest corner
- Eventer Center Sport Club, lobby
- Event Center Arena, upper concourse near consession stand 1
- Event Center Arena, first aid room 1057
- Aquatic Center, office
- South Campus Club Sports, South Campus shed
Each location with an AED has a designated AED coordinator to ensure maintenance and training is completed. To learn more about the AED program on campus, contact Violet Gonzalez from SJSU's Environmental Health & Safety Office at (408) 924-2245 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.