AED Program

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS)

Each year in the United States, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital setting. While cardiac arrest is often fatal, you can take steps to help save a life.

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located across UMB. Find their locations here

Environmental Health and Safety leads the AED program at UMB. Learn more about the AED program at UMB.

WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE IS EXPERIENCING A CARDIAC EMERGENCY:

  • Yell for help. Tell someone nearby to call 911 and UMB Police at 410-706-6882.  Ask that person or another bystander to bring you an AED if there’s one nearby. Time is of the essence.
  • Check breathing. If the person isn’t breathing or is gasping, begin CPR.
  • Give CPR. Push hard and fast. Push down at least 2 inches at a rate of 100 to 120 pushes a minute in the center of the chest, allowing the chest to come back up to its normal position after each push.
  • Use the AED as soon as it arrives. Turn it on and follow the prompts.
  • Keep pushing. Continue administering CPR until the person starts to breathe or move, or until someone with more advanced training takes over, such as an EMS team member.