Touro University California has an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program with the installation of seven AED units at various locations throughout the campus. This program is part of the overall effort to make TUC a safer place to learn, work and visit. The intent is to provide a readily available tool to trained Volunteer Rescuers in a medical situation involving sudden cardiac arrest and thus strengthen the chain of survival.
An AED is a specialized medical device designed and used to recognize and treat certain lethal heart rhythms, in conjunction with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during a cardiac arrest situation. AEDs deliver an electrical shock to persons in ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. The AED's built-in computer evaluates the patient's heart rhythm, recommends whether defibrillation is needed and then can be used to administer a shock to assist in normalizing the heart rhythm. AEDs provide auditory and visual prompts to assist Volunteer Rescuers in treating a cardiac arrest. According to a study by the National Center for Early Defibrillation, survival rates doubled in public locations with AEDs, as compared to those without them. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country. Having access to, and knowing how to use, an AED may help save a life.
Program Director: Dr. Harold Borrero
Assistant program Director: Anna Marie Antonio
Medical Director: Dr. Lisa Messina
Locations of AED's:
- Farragut Inn (Main lobby)
- Wilderman Hall (Next to Student Health)
- Admin Building 1 (1st floor Lobby)
- Admin Building 2 (1st floor lobby)
- Library (Walk-way between the computer lab and office space)
- Lander Hall (1st floor next to café)
- Lander Hall (1st floor exercise room)
Look for the signage with the AED heart
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