The Law School has two AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator). One is located on the Plaza level on the brick wall near the elevator and the entrance to the Library. The second is located on the brick wall between classrooms 30 and 40 on the Subplaza. An AED is not intended to replace a call to emergency services. 911 should be called immediately and the AED used until emergency medical personnel arrive.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable automatic device used to restore a normal heart rhythm to patients in cardiac arrest. The AED is applied outside the body and automatically analyzes the patient’s heart rhythm and advises the rescuer whether or not a shock is needed to restore a normal heart beat. The responder simply needs to attach the pads to the victim’s chest and follow the audible instructions. The device monitors the victim’s heart rhythm. If no shock is needed, it will indicate such and no shock will be delivered. If the AED determines the victim is having abnormal heart rhythms, it will tell the responder to push a button, which will deliver a shock to the heart muscle. The AED will continue to instruct the rescuer of any additional instructions.