–Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been installed in Sage Hall. The University has approved a Public Access Defibrillation Program (PAD) coordinated by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety.
Public Access Defibrillation Program (PAD)
The AED is located in the hallway just off the Atrium and Dining Room - adjacent to the Restrooms – on the First Floor of Sage. It is properly marked and available at all times.
Rapid response time is crucial. With the AED, this is possible for someone who has not had the benefit of hours of training. Evidence has shown that if a person can be shocked within the first three (3) to five (5) minutes of their heart stopping, they have a much better chance of recovery. The AED allows the "lay" person to provide that assistance. The AED is easy to use and will "talk" you through the entire process. It will not allow you to shock a person who does not need to be shocked, and it tells and shows the novice how to place the pads on the patient. If someone is in need of this service and you do not feel comfortable operating it, contact the Administrative Service Center at 255-5037, but only AFTER you have called 911. In Sage Hall, Terri Whitaker (phone: 255-3389) is trained to operate the equipment.