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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program

Heart disease is a significant health problem that, according to the American Heart Association, affects nearly 8 percent of all Americans and results in nearly 350,000 deaths each year. While several electrical abnormalities can result in sudden cardiac arrest, the majority begin with ventricular fibrillation. Rapid treatment of ventricular fibrillation, through the application of a controlled electrical shock, is essential to the victim’s survival.

Purpose

The University AED Program was established to meet appropriate portions of ACOEM’s Guidelines for the Use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Workplace Setting and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Guidelines for Public Access Defibrillation Programs in Federal Facilities, and satisfies New Jersey state laws pertaining to AED acquisition and use.

Criteria for Placement of AEDs and Supplies

The ACOEM recommends placement, when practical, of AEDs in sufficient workplace locations to allow initiation of resuscitation and use of the AED (the so-called “drop to shock” interval) within 5 minutes of recognized cardiac arrest. AED units have been placed in Public Safety vehicles, certain athletic facilities, and other approved locations.

AED Locations and Contacts
University AED Program Administrator Greg Cantrell
University AED Program Medical Advisor Janet Neglia, M.D.
Public Safety 200 Elm Drive

Patrol Vehicles
UHS Garden Level

Second Floor
Art Museum Upper Gallery
Firestone Library First Floor Stairs
CoGeneration Plant Hallway near Control Room
Athletics

Jadwin Gym
A Level Elevator

D Level Elevator

Dillion Gym

Main Entrance Booth


Near Stephens FitnessCenter

Boathouse

Baker Rink
DeNunzio Pool

Club Sports
Athletic Trainers

mobile units


Greg Paczkowski
Frist Campus Center Information Booth First Floor Laurie Hall

Written requests for AED units must be submitted for approval to Janet Neglia, M.D., University AED Program Medical Advisor, who will consider such requests in consultation with the Director of Risk Management, the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, and the University AED Program Administrator. Placement of AEDs and supplies will be considered by utilizing, in part, the following criteria:

  • Departments or other functional areas that are staffed with trained and certified first responders.
  • Locations considered to present a higher than normal risk for occupants to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, such as athletic facilities.
  • Wherever mandated by regulatory requirements.

Outdoor Action offers a range of CPR courses for students, faculty and staff.  University Departments and Offices  interested in scheduling courses should contact the Outdoor Action office at 258-6230

To learn more contact Greg Cantrell, University AED Program Administrator.

 

       
       
     

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