Automated External Defibrillators
An automated external defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.
University policies regarding AEDs
AEDs : Office of Risk Management
Campus Policy on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator (PDF)
Locations for additional campuses coming soon.
Several AED-related training and education resources exist on the IUPUI campus. The IU Police Department-IUPUI offers free presentations and learning sessions, plus American Heart Association CPR/AED and first aid classes for $25 per person. IUPD-IN will also provide assistance to departments wishing to purchase AEDs — both before the product selection and coordinating the installation of the cabinet equipment.
Let IUPD-IN assist you with the proper acquisition, uniformity, maintenance, training, and notification of emergency medical services. Three individuals on the IUPUI campus have been saved by AEDs within the past 18 months. AEDs save lives!
To arrange a presentation or training, please contact the IU Police Department - Indianapolis, attention Officer Mark Mowery, Health Safety Officer and Chairman, IUPUI AED Committee.
Training resources for additional campuses coming soon.