Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) on Campus
According to the American Red Cross, sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background. Georgia Southern has implemented a program to place AEDs in buildings across campus. The goal is to have at least one AED in every campus building. The first phase has begun. The units are being placed in white AED cabinets on the wall in accessible locations. Each building that has an AED will have a sticker on the front doors of that building. All you need to do is ACT! Anyone can use an AED to help save a life. Training is not required. The AEDs are designed to talk and guide you through the steps. Time is of the essence. All you have to do is retrieve the AED from the cabinet and open it up. If anyone is down, do not think twice. Grab the AED and follow directions.
For more information about AED’s please see the AED policy.