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AED

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

What Is An AED? 

AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, are small electronic devices that are designed to provide lifesaving defibrillation (electric shock to the heart) to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. 

Unlike the defibrillators used in hospitals and seen on medical TV shows, AEDs are small, lightweight, and easy to operate. They are about the size of a lunch box and have adhesive electrode pads that attach to the person's chest. No special training is required to use the AED, but in order to provide the prompted CPR compressions, you must have CPR training. You can and should still connect the AED, and you can deliver a shock if prompted by the AED, even if you do not have this training.

An AED is very simple to use yet houses the same sophisticated defibrillation technology that emergency medical services personnel and physicians rely on.


Who can use an AED?

AEDs are made to be used by anyone, from untrained individuals to medical professionals. These rescuers are called Volunteer Responders. Volunteer Responders have legal protection by the ‘Good Samaritan Law’ when using the AED in good faith to help a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. You are protected as long as you act within the limits of your training.

Learn more about the AEDs on campus:
Philips Frx; Learn how to use
Phillips  Onsite: Learn how to use

AED Training

Participating in training and certification in the proper use of these devices is easy. CPR/AED certification training is offered by:

 

  • AED Location List
    Building Location AED Model
    Alumni Center Main lobby - west side Phillips Onsite

    Arts Building

    Inside of ARTS Building Performance Lab, Room 166

    Philips FRx 

    Arts Building Inside the Performing Arts Administration Phillips Onsite
    Arts Culver Center Lobby Phillips Onsite
    Athletics & Dance Sports Complex, 3rd baseline Phillips FRx
    Athletics & Dance
     
    In the weight Room Philips FRx 
    Athletics & Dance Room 0050N Phillips Onsite
    Athletics & Dance Room CR1100B Phillips Onsite
    Athletics & Dance Portable Unit Phillips Onsite
    Central Utility Plant Front Office Phillips Onsite
    Corporate Yard Building A Room 0100 Phillips Onsite
    Custodial & Grounds Break room Phillips Onsite
    Environmental Health & Safety Main Lobby Phillips FRx
    Environmental Health & Safety Vehicle 5-630 Phillips Onsite
    Fleet Services Gas Station Main office Phillips FRx
    Heckman Center Palm Desert Building B- Lobby Desk Wall Phillips Onsite
    Hinderaker Hall Room 4128 Phillips Onsite
    Highlander Union Building (HUB) Main lobby 1st floor Phillips Onsite
    James Reserve- Off Site In the storage cabinet with first-aid supplies Phillips Onsite
    Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB) Lobby South wall Phillips Onsite
    Olmstead Theater lobby Phillips Onsite
    Orbach Library Lobby - east side Phillips Onsite
    Parking Services Hallway near the breakroom Phillips FRx
    Rivera Library Circulation Phillips Onsite
    School of Medicine Education Ground, Center Corridor Phillips FRx
    School of Medicine Education Highlander EMS Portable Zoll AED Plus
    Student Health & Counseling Center 1106 Station 1 Phillips Onsite
    Student Health & Counseling Center Room 1036 Phillips Onsite
    Student Recreation Center, North Challenge course shed Phillips Onsite
    Student Recreation Center, North 0121 Main Lobby Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, North 0161 Events Lobby Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, North 103 Intramural use (06613) Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, North 104 Intramural use (06859) Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, South North East MAC Lobby Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, South North corridor at room 1129 Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, South North West at elevator equipment room Phillips FRx
    Student Recreation Center, South Swimming pool office Phillips Onsite
    Student Services Building Elevator Lobby area-1st Floor Phillips FRx
    Student Success Center Building 823, 1st floor, in the Paseo/Atrium adjacent to Room 0110-Print/Laptop Kiosk Phillips Onsite

    Sweeney Granite Mountain
     
    TBA Phillips Onsite
    Tevis Building  Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center Phillips Onsite
    Track Stadium Inside of the track shed Phillips FRx
    UCR Botanic Gardens Inside Botanical Gardens to the right of the men's restroom entrance. Phillips Onsite
    UCR Police Department UCPD 5-1253 Vehicle Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department UCPD 5-1213 Vehicle Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department UCPD 5-016 Vehicle Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department UCPD 5-1057 Vehicle Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department UCPD 5-1146 Vehicle Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department Vehicle 5-1052 Vehicle Phillips FRx
    UCR Police Department UCPD CSR 5-1217 Vehicle Phillips FRx
    USDA-ARS Germplasm Repository  1060 Martin Luther King Blvd. In the main entryway. Phillips Onsite
    USDA-ARS US Salinity Laboratory   1st floor, main entryway. Phillips Onsite

AED Unit Manual

Please look for your specific AED unit manual for reference. If you have any questions, please reach out to the EH&S Occupational Health Occupational Coordinator at: ehsocchealth@ucr.edu.

 

Program Management 

EH&S Occupational Health manages and oversees the AEDs on campus.  If you have questions, would like to inquire about adding AEDs to your building or need any clarification on the current process, please contact:

Julian Corral, Occupational Health Coordinator
julian.corral@ucr.edu | (951) 827-5528