Heart Awareness

Thursday, February 10, 2022

UNC Charlotte Environmental Health & Safety Office maintains the University’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program. AEDs are portable electronic devices designed to assess the heart’s rhythm and if needed, automatically recommends whether or not an electric shock should be delivered to correct the heart rhythm. These devices allow trained people to provide life-saving defibrillation to victims of cardiac arrest (cessation of a heartbeat, usually due to a heart attack).

What You Need To Know:

  • AEDs are generally located in the majority of University buildings near the elevator or lobby area. Know the location of the closest AED to you: UNC Charlotte AED Locations
  • Police and Public Safety officers carry AEDs in their vehicles for first responder situations  
  • To request an AED for your building or training, please complete a Safety Service Request  
  • Whenever an AED is used, tampered with, or a cabinet alarm is sounding, please notify the Environmental Health and Safety Office as soon as possible 

Resources:

Campus AED Locations

EHS Safety Service Request