Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are lifesaving emergency devices used to treat cardiac arrest by delivering an electrical shock after the device automatically analyzes a person’s heart rhythm. Each minute a person is in cardiac arrest, their chances of survival decreases by 5 to 7% until a shock is administered.
In addition to high-quality CPR, AEDs are one of the many important interventions for a patient in cardiac arrest. There are over 60 AEDs in university buildings at Stanford. One of our missions is to help students locate these AEDs. Do you know where your closest AED is?
This project is done by Stanford EMS in collaboration with the Stanford University Fire Marshal’s Office.