Lane Hall Staff Gets AED & CPR Training
An AED, or automated external defibrillator, was recently installed on the first floor of Lane Hall, across from the elevator. AEDs are live-saving devices that can be used in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood. It can happen to anyone, at any time, and signs include sudden collapse and immediate loss of consciousness.
"Now that the building is open more regularly, with more events and visitors, it is important that everyone who works in or visits Lane Hall knows where to find the AED, in the event of a medical emergency," said IRWG event coordinator, Heidi Bennett.
The Lane Hall AED is mounted on the wall across from the elevator on the 1st floor in an unlocked case. An alarm will sound when the case is opened, in order to alert others of a medical emergency in the building.
Last month, staff from IRWG and the Women's and Gender Studies Department participated in hands-on CPR and AED training, provided by Aventric/HeartAED, the university's preferred vendor for AEDs.
More information about AEDs on campus is available from Environmental Health & Safety.
AED/CPR certification training opportunities are available from: