Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)

What is an AED?

White heart with and a green lighting bolt in the middle and a plus symbol on the right corner.

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.

Location Room
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)
  Gym Wall
  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
  Basketball Court
Golf Course  Office
TWU Denton DPS Police Vehicles
Dallas Campus Fitness Center/Room 3300
  Police Office/Room 1286
  Physical Therapy
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