Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can be life saving devices for persons suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. (SCA). The University of Oklahoma recognizes having AEDs on campus serve to enhance life safety by enabling users to administer defibrillation in an SCA emergency, if possible, prior to the arrival of emergency responders.
University buildings and departments in pursuit of AEDs, or in possession of, shall meet the requirements as set forth in this policy by the DCS serving as the approving authority for petitions by departments requesting to purchase AEDs, and facilitating inquiries and rendering decisions in regards to the University's AED policy.
The AED program is centralized through the Department of Campus Safety. Departments wishing to purchase AED units must be vetted beforehand and designate an Area AED Site Coordinator. Area Site Coordinators are responsible for inspecting and maintaining their AED units. The centralized program was created to ensure units are consistently monitored and maintained for optiaml performance, to know where the AED units are located on capmus, and to promote proper training of the units. Area Site Coordinators shall provide an annual report to the Department of Campus safety depicting the following information:
- AED make and model
- Total count of AED units being utilized
- Building locations
- Location of the unit within the building
- Maintenance checks
- Designated staff training records