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What is an AED?

The automated external defibrillator (AED) is a computerized medical device that can check a person’s heart rhythm. It can recognize a rhythm that requires a shock.

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency chest compression procedure, performed to maintain brain function in a person experiencing cardiac arrest.

Why should people receive AED/CPR training?

When used together and properly, early CPR/AED use can be lifesaving in the event that someone near youu experiences sudden cardiac arrest. CPR helps to circulate oxygen-rich blood to the brain. After the AED is attached and delivers a shock, the typical AED will prompt the operator to continue CPR while the device continues to analyze the victim. For more information about AEDs and CPR, visit the American Heart Association.

To learn more about the UTK/UTIA AED/CPR program, click here.

Training opportunities

Contact us today to coordinate a AED/CPR training event for your department! It is the responsibility of the department to make space reservations.

For more information contact the Safety Office at 974-4904.

AED locations on the Ag Campus

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