AED - Automated External Defibrillator
UW-Green Bay is dedicated to the safety and security of our students, staff, faculty and visitors. In order to aid those who may experience sudden cardiac arrest, automated external defibrillators ( AEDs) are strategically placed throughout campus.
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. Most sudden cardiac arrests are due to abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias. A common arrhythmia is ventricular fibrillation, in which the heart's electrical impulses suddenly become chaotic and ineffective. AEDs are small, portable computerized medical devices that can deliver an electrical shock to the heart and stop ventricular fibrillation. The AED can check a person's heart rhythm and recognize a heart rhythm that requires a shock. The unit will then advise the rescuer when a shock is needed.
The AED units are designed to be easy to use. The unit guides a rescuer through every step with clear voice commands. Click here to watch a video on how to use the AED.
UW - Green Bay has over 32 AEDs located in several buildings around campus, including the concourse system, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and the Kress Events Center. AEDs are also available in Public Safety vehicles.
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Contact the Office of Public Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions about UW - Green Bay's AEDs.