Automated External Defibrillator- AEDs

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a small, portable device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm for any abnormalities and, if necessary, directs the rescuer to deliver an electrical shock to the heart of someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. This shock, called defibrillation, may help the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. AEDs (map of AED locations) can be found throughout the Athens Campus. UGA AED Program / additional information.

Below are a series of videos on how to perform hands-only CPR and how to use one of the two most common AEDs found on the UGA campus.

American Heart Association – Hands-Only CPR

American Heart Association – Hands-Only CPR + AED

How to use a Defibtech Lifeline AED

How to use a Zoll AED

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