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  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) on Campus | Georgia Southern University
    Coastal Georgia Center Golf Course Parking and Transportation Watson Pods College of Business Administration Hanner Complex Paulson Stadium Wildlife Center Outdoor Classroom College of Education Health Services Psychology Building Williams Center Cone Hall Hendricks Hall Public Safety Zach S Henderson Library View Campus Map Close 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 Campus AED Locations In Case of Emergency Instruct someone to call 911 Grab the AED Follow the directions it gives you For more information regarding the University s AED program please contact Office of Public Safety 912 478 5234 aed georgiasouthern edu What is an Automated External Defibrillator AED An automated external defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that analyzes the heart s electrical rhythm and if necessary delivers a shock to a person in sudden cardiac arrest Do I need medical training to use an AED Medical training is not required to use an AED The AED Oversight Committee recommends that everyone take the opportunity to view the training video on the website on how to use the campus AEDs at a minimum CPR AED classes will be offered for those wanting to receive additional training Can I harm someone by using an AED if they do not really need it No The AEDs will only deliver a shock when detected and medically necessary Can I be sued for using an AED on someone No Georgia is one of many states that have a Good Samaritan Act or law that protects individuals from a civil lawsuit when rendering care in an emergency Code of Georgia 51 1 29 51 1 29 3 What is the University s AED Program Georgia Southern University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all faculty staff students

    Original URL path: http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/aed/ (2016-02-15)
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