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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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4th Floor: West Wall Across From Market
4th Floor: West Wall Near Food Court Restrooms
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