What is an AED?

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and treats them through defibrillation or electric shock.

AED's are user friendly devices intended for use by the public. The AED will provide instructions when the power is turned on.

AED's at BYU

The AED program at BYU is managed by the Risk Management Department. BYU has several AED's located throughout campus with plans to install more. Any department that wishes to purchase an AED in addition to those provided by Risk Management should contact the Emergency Management Specialist at 2-7881.

Each AED is inspected monthly to ensure it is ready to use in the event of an emergency. In the event an AED is removed from its cabinet, an alarm will be activated notifying BYU dispatch who will then send Police Officers and EMS to that location.

AED Locations

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How do I use an AED?

The following video demonstrates how to use the AEDs that we have placed across campus.

For questions about BYU's AED program, contact the Emergency Management Specialist at 2-7881.
For additional general information about AEDs, visit the National Institute of Health website.