Emergency Preparedness

AED Units

Below is a list of AED units located on St. Cloud State's campus:

It is possible for an AED to be moved temporarily to provide coverage for a special event. Contracted and other community activities are not guaranteed access to the AED as part of standard rental contracts.

 

Instructions for proper AED unit use

When to use AED

• The AED will be brought to all medical emergencies.

• The AED should be used on any person that displays ANY of the symptoms of cardiac arrest (unresponsive, absent breathing or not normal breathing).

 

The AED will be used only after the following symptoms are confirmed:

  •  Victim is unresponsive or appearing unresponsive.
  • Victim is not breathing, or not breathing normally.
  • Pulse checks have been removed and should not be performed at all.

AED Responders (Trained Security and/or Lay Rescuer)

  • Call 911 & obtain the closest AED, while someone begin hands only CPR (chest compressions 100/MIN only, without ventilations). Do not delay calling 911/obtaining AED to deliver CPR.
  • Once AED arrives power the device on and follow voice prompts. At this time the AED becomes the team leader.
  • Understand and comply with requirements of this program.
  • Minnesota Good Samaritan Laws protects all volunteer rescuers, & under implied consent.

Volunteer Responder Responsibilities

Anyone can provide voluntary assistance to victims of a medical emergency. The extent to which these individuals respond shall be appropriate to their comfort and training level. The American Heart Association stated in 2010, that at a minimum, any person should attempt to use the AED and deliver hands only CPR, whether the rescuer has been trained or not.