Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)
What is an AED?
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs.
SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes. In fact, each minute of SCA leads to a 10 percent reduction in survival. Using an AED on a person who is having SCA may save the person's life.
TWU has purchased a number of AEDs and placed them in strategic locations in accordance with TWU .
AED Locations on Campus
Below is the current list of AED locations at TWU. Note that not all of the listed AEDs will be accessible to the public, or may only be accessible during certain times. This includes AEDs in police vehicles and offices, as well as those in buildings/rooms that are locked for security reasons.
|Central Plant||Control Room|
|Conference Services||Hubbard Near SE Ballroom in Hall|
|Dental Hygiene Clinic||MCL Room 103|
|MCL Adjacent Room 117|
|Student Health Services||Near Nursing Desk|
|Pioneer Hall||Outside Weight Room (223)|
|Exercise Physiology Lab/Room 116|
|Weight Room/Room 223|
|Pool Desk Area|
|PH 133 (Training Room)|
|Athletic Arena (in AED box near SE exit)|
|Fitness & Recreation||Second Floor Near Elevator|
|Exercise Equipment Area|
|TWU Denton DPS||Police Vehicles|
|Dallas Campus||Fitness Center/Room 3300|
|Police Office/Room 1286|
|Houston Campus||Fitness Center/Room 2240|
|Police Office/Room 1114A|
|10th Floor Research Area/Near 10124|
AED training is required for any employees who would be required to utilize an AED as part of their job. This training is generally combined with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training. EH&S currently does not provide this training, talk to your supervisor about AED training if required.
Page last updated 10:59 AM, April 10, 2017