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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Management Program

Oklahoma State University is committed to the safety of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. The purpose of the AED Management Program is to ensure that all AEDs on campus are maintained properly and are readily available to deliver potentially lifesaving defibrillation to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). AEDs are intended to provide a bridge during the critical minutes between the onset of SCA and the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel.

The AED Management Program was created by the Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) to identify and ensure that AEDs on campus are properly maintained. Any AED on the Stillwater campus should be registered with EHS so it can be added to the AED Management Program by using the form.

AEDs can be found in all OSU PD patrol cars, Athletics’ facilities, and campus buildings provided by individual university departments and organizations (click here for a list of locations) and are carried by EHS personnel at large gatherings on campus and during sporting events.

All AEDs on campus must be visually checked on a monthly basis to ensure they are in good condition and are in proper working order. A Monthly Self Readiness Check Sheet must be maintained for each AED on campus. EHS will periodically spot check all AEDs on campus to ensure that the monthly checks are being accomplished and the units are being maintained, as per the manufacture’s recommendations.

Any department that is considering the purchase of an AED is highly encouraged to contact EHS prior to its purchase. The purchasing department must be aware that it is responsible for all costs associated with the purchase and maintenance as well as ensuring that the AED is fully operational at all times.

 

Useful links:

OSHA: AED

EHS: AED Program

EHS: AED Registration Form

EHS: Monthly Self Readiness Check Sheet

OSU AED Locations