Defibrillators – How to use a defibrillators/automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
What are defibrillators/AEDs?
Portable AEDs are lightweight devices (stored in a small carry case) that are relatively easy to operate and are intended for use in emergency situations when a casualty has a serious cardiac rhythm disturbance causing unconsciousness, such as a heart attack.
The quicker life saving first aid and a defibrillator are used on a casualty, the better the outlook for survival. The University has invested in a number of AEDs across all major campuses.
They are designed to be used by anyone, regardless of whether or not they hold first aid qualifications.
Please see a short YouTube video explaining how to use the main type of AED we have here at the University: