Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Automated External Defibrillator (AED), case open

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 Plus Automated 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.

AED Locations

  • Aquatic Center, Office
  • Art, 1st floor by Elevator
  • Associated Students House, Back Hallway
  • Boccardo Business Complex, 2nd Floor by Elevator
  • Business Tower, 6th floor by Elevator
  • Campus Village A, 1st Floor by Elevator
  • Campus Village C, 1st Floor by Elevator
  • Central Classroom Building, 1st floor in Rm 115
  • Clark Hall, 1st Floor Main Lobby
  • Clark Hall, 3rd Floor in University Advancement
  • Dining Commons, Main Seating Area
  • DMH/IRC, 1st Floor by Elevator
  • Duncan Hall, 4th Floor by Elevator
  • Duncan Hall, 1st Floor by Elevator
  • Engineering, 1st Floor Main Lobby
  • Engineering, 3rd Floor NW Corner
  • Event Center Arena, Concourse Concession
  • Event Center Arena, First-Aid Room
  • Event Center Arena, Vomitory
  • Event Center Sport Club Lobby
  • Faculty Office Building, 1st Floor East Lobby
  • FD&O Trades Bldg, 1st Floor Main Entrance
  • Health Bldg, 1st Floor Lobby
  • Hoover Hall, 1st Floor Lobby (Limited Access)
  • Hugh Gillis Hall, 1st Floor Middle Hallway
  • Industrial Studies, 1st Floor Main Lobby
  • Industrial Studies, 2nd Floor NW Corner
  • Joe West Hall, 1st Floor Main Lobby (Limited Access)
  • MacQuarrie Hall, 1st Floor Main Lobby
  • MacQuarrie Hall, 4th Floor Main Lobby
  • Music, 1st Floor Central Hallway
  • North Parking Garage - Student Services Center, Main Lobby
  • Royce Hall, 1st Floor Main Lobby (Limited Access)
  • South Campus - Simpkins Stadium Center, Hallway
  • South Campus - Club Sports Shed
  • South Campus - East Field House, Hallway
  • South Campus - Koret Center
  • South Campus - Simpkins Athletic Building, Hallway
  • South Campus - Simpkins Stadium Center
  • South Campus - Stadium, First-Aid Office
  • South Campus - Stadium, Press Box
  • Science Building, 1st Floor West Hallway by Elevator
  • South Parking Garage, 3rd Floor by Elevator
  • SPXC, 1st Floor by Rm 56
  • SPXE, 1st Floor by Rm 88
  • Student Union, Top Floor at East Exit
  • Student Union, Main Floor at South Entrance
  • Sweeney Hall, 1st Level SE Corner
  • Sweeney Hall, 3rd Floor NW Corner
  • Tower Hall, 1st Floor Main Lobby
  • Washburn Hall, 1st Floor Main Lobby (Limited Access)
  • Washington Square Hall, 1st Floor by East Stairwell

Each location with an AED has a designated AED coordinator to ensure maintenance and training is completed. For additional information about the AED program on campus, contact Violet Gonzalez, EHS Safety/Training Coordinator at 408-924-2245.