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Learn how to use an automated external defibrillator

December 12, 2007

Automated external defibrillators (AED) are stationed throughout the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus, but would you know how to use one if a colleague, student or stranger suffered a heart attack? ASU personnel who are interested in learning how to use this life-saving device can sign up for training through ASU’s Environmental Health & Safety.

According to the health and safety Web site, sudden cardiac death claims more than 250,000 lives each year. Most sudden deaths from cardiac arrest occur outside the hospital and most people experiencing cardiac arrest have no history of severe heart disease.

AEDs are one of the most important life-saving technologies to be developed in the past ten years. An AED can help to re-establish a normal heartbeat by delivering an electric shock to the heart.
If you’re interested in registering for the AED training, contact Elvia Morales at or (602) 496-1002.