Automated External Defibrillator:
An Automated External Defibrillator is a device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm for an abnormality and, if necessary, directs the rescuer through voice prompts to deliver an electrical shock to the victim. The shock, called defibrillation, may help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm on its own and save someone’s life.
The Phillips HeartStart AEDs are available in many UTEP buildings and facilities. They will typically be located in a building's lobby and main corridors inside a tamper-resistant cabinet.
People with disabilities may need additional assistance evacuating if stairways are a part of their evacuation route. A multi-faceted approach, including evacuation devices, wheelchairs, transfer devices and staff support, may be required.