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AED Program

Sudden cardiac arrest is a life threatening condition in which the heart stops circulating blood throughout the body. According to the American Heart Association,  over 350,000 Americans experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. The CSUSM AED Program currently consists of 58 automated external defibrillator (AED) units to provide rapid access in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest event.

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

How to use an 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, as long as one is on the upper right-hand chest and lower left-hand abdomen*
  6. Do not touch the person while the AED is analyzing
  7. Follow the AED’s verbal to apply a shock or give CPR

CSUSM AED Locations

Use CSUSM campus interactive map to view all AED locations.  

  1. Click on the "Health and Safety" option on the left side menu
  2. Locate "Automated External Defibrillator" on the menu, check the box on the right and then click the next arrow
  3. Choose a location on the left side menu to view the AED on the map
    1. Note the floor level by using the legend on the map
  • Academic Hall
    2nd Floor: Central Entry Near the Stairs 
  • Arts Building

    1st Floor: Main Entry, West Wall 

    3rd Floor: West Column Near the Elevator 

  • Central Plant
    2nd Floor: BSE Main Entry by the Restroom 
  • Clarke Field House
    1st Floor: South Wall Across From Main Counter 
  • Commons
    University Store: South Exit by Single Door 
  • Administrative Building

    1st Floor: Main Entry, South Wall

    3rd Floor: South Wall Near the Elevators

  • Extended Learning Building

    1st Floor: South Wing, Innovation Hub West Wall

    1st Floor: North Wing, Kinesiology Lab North Wall

    2nd Floor: South Wing, Math/Writing Lab East Wall

    2nd Floor: North WIng, STEM Lab Pillar

    3rd Floor: South Wing, East Wall

    4th Floor: South Wing, East Wall

    5th Floor: South WIng, East Wall

    6th Floor: South Wing, East Wall

  • Engineering Pavilion
    Breezeway: Between 107 & 106, West Wall 
  • Kellogg Library

    2nd Floor: Near Elevators and Central Stair Case 

    3rd Floor: West Wall Near the Circulation Desk 

  • Markstein Hall

    1st Floor: North Wall at the Elevator Bank 

    3rd Floor: North Wall at the Elevator Bank 

  • McMahan House
    Great Room: On the Wall Next to the Main Entrance 
  • Parking Structure

    Level 1: Near North Staircase

    Level 6: Near South Elevators and Pedestrian Walkway

  • Public Safety Building
    First Floor: Near Front Entrance
  • SBSB

    1st Floor - Next to Elevators 

    1st Floor - Next to Men's Restroom

    2nd Floor - Next to Women's Restroom 

    3rd Floor - Next to Women's Restroom 

    4th Floor - Next to Women's Restroom 

  • Science Hall 1
    2nd Floor: Main Entry, East Wall
  • Science Hall 2

    1st Floor: East Wall at Double Door Entry 

    2nd Floor: West Wall Near the Main Entry 

  • Sports Center

    Front: West Wall In Lobby Restroom Alcove

    Back: West Wall Across From Student Desk 

  • Student Health

    1st Floor: North Wall Near Stairs/Restrooms

    2nd Floor: North Wall Near Restrooms

  • University Hall

    2nd Floor: East Wall Main Entry 

    3rd Floor: School of Nursing Lobby 

  • University Services Building

    West Wing: Loading Dock Outside Locksmith Shop

    East Wing: Front Desk West Wall

  • 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