Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

The Automatic External Defibrillator or AED is a portable electrical device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac condition (arrhythmia) in which there is abnormal electrical activity in the heart.  The heart beat may be too fast or too slow, and may be regular or irregular.  AED is able to treat this through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

If you think someone is in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), act quickly and calmly.  Have someone call 911 for medical assistance while you get an AED.

Saint Martin's University's AED's are located in alarmed white boxes.  White signs are mounted clearly designating the location of each AED on our campus.  Pull the door open to retrieve the AED.

The AED will give you simple verbal instructions that are easy to follow.  There are three basic steps to  using the AED:

  • PULL up the handle on the SMART Pads Cartridge.
  • PLACE the pads on the patient's bare skin.
  • PRESS the flashing shock (orange) button if instructed.

Saint Martin's University currently has 14 AED units that are placed in the following locations:

  • Old Main room 247 (hallway) - alarmed
  • Old Main room 350 (hallway) - alarmed
  • Monastery (across the hall from Abbot Neal's Office)
  • Old Main room 175 (hallway) - alarmed
  • Parson Residence Hall (outside office on wall) - alarmed
  • Spangler Residence Hall (main entrance) - alarmed
  • Burton Residence Hall room 102
  • 5500 Pacific Ave SE (Advancement Office)
  • Harned Hall (1st floor wing) - alarmed
  • Zaverl Hall (main lobby) - alarmed
  • O'Grady Library (Circulation desk)
  • Marcus Pavilion (front office)
  • Recreation Center - alarmed
  • Church Atrium