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AED Program


AED Virtual Map for CSUSM



Sudden cardiac arrest is a life threatening condition in which the heart stops circulating blood throughout the body. According to the American Heart Association, 350,000 Americans experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year.

While several electrical abnormalities can result in sudden cardiac arrest, the majority begin with ventricular fibrillation (VF). Rapid treatment of VF, through the application of a controlled electrical shock, is essential to the victim’s survival.

The CSUSM AED Program currently consists of 52 automated external defibrillator (AED) units to provide rapid access in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest event.

Anyone can use this life saving device by opening the case and following the verbal directions.   

In any campus emergency, immediately call University Police at 911 (campus phone) or 760-750-4567.

To use the AED:

  1. Open the lid and follow the verbal instructions
  2. Open the electrode pad package
  3. Place one pad on the person’s upper chest as shown on the diagram
  4. Place one pad on the person’s lower chest/side as shown on the diagram
  5. *It doesn’t matter which pad goes on first or on which side*
  6. Do not touch the person while the AED is analyzing
  7. Follow the AED’s verbal to apply a shock or give CPR

Safety, Risk and Sustainability (SR&S) offers CPR/AED classes for the campus community.  If you are interested in attending a class, please contact SR&S at x4502 or

picture of aed unit

csusm map

Craven Hall

1st Floor:Main Entry, South Wall

3rd Floor: South Wall Near the Elevators


Academic Hall

2nd Floor: Central Entry Near the Stairs 


Arts Building

1st Floor:Main Entry, West Wall 

3rd Floor: West Column Near the Elevator 



University Store: South Exit by Single Door 


Central Plant

1st Floor:BSE Main Entry by the Restroom 


Clarke Field House

South Wall Across From Main Counter 


Foundation Building

Walkway Between 107 & 106, West Wall 


Kellogg Library

2nd Floor: Near Central Stair Case 

3rd Floor: Saftery Board Area Near the Counter 


Markstein Hall

1st Floor: North Wall at the Elevator Bank 

3rd Floor: North Wall at the Elevator Bank 


Parking Structure

Level 1: Near North Elevators 

Level 6: Near South Elevators 


Science Hall 2

1st Floor: East Wall at Double Door Entry 

2nd Floor: West Wall Near the Main Entry 


Science Hall 1

2nd Floor:Main Entry, East Wall


University Hall

2nd Floor: East Main Entry 

3rd Floor: School of Nursing Lobby 


University Services Building

Outside Locksmith Rooms Loading Dock 


McMahan House

On the Wall Next to the Main Entrance 


USU East Wing

2nd Floor: West Wall Outside Ballroom Hallway 

4th Floor: West Wall Across From Market 


USU West Wing

4th Floor: West Wall Near Food Court Restrooms 


University Village Apartments

Central Office Area: South East Wall 

Building C 3rd Floor: Lemond Cycle Room, South Wall 



SBSB: 1st Floor - Next to Elevators 

SBSB: 1st Floor - Next to Men's Restroom 



SBSB: 2nd Floor - Next to Women's Restroom 

SBSB: 3rd Floor - Next to Women's Restroom 



SBSB: 4th Floor - Next to Women's Restroom 


Public Safety Building

PSB: Near Front Entrance


Sports Center

Front: West Wall In Lobby Restroom Alcove

Back: West Wall Across From Student Desk