Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Information

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.  If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs.  Rapid treatment of SCA with CPR and an automated external defibrillator (AED) can be lifesaving.

The pictures below illustrate the differences between the Philips FRx and OnSite AEDs found throughout the campus.  The following video from Philips Healthcare shows you how the FRx works, but the operation of the OnSite is nearly identical…simply push the green button to start.  The only difference is in infant/child situations: the FRx uses a key, and the OnSite uses a different set of pads that are stored in the AED case.

Each AED will provide step by step instructions on how to place the pads, whether or not a shock is advised, and will guide you through performing CPR.  If you do not have a CPR mask, you can perform chest compression only CPR.

Main Campus AED Map

Where AED's are located on TCC's main campus