Public Access Defibrillation Program

The Office of Environmental Safety (OES) coordinates the Public Access Defibrillation Program on the ISU campus. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a malfunction of the heartbeat called ventricular fibrillation. Ventricular fibrillation causes ineffective blood circulation, and without prompt correction, death ensues. The most effective treatment for this condition is the administration of an electrical current to the heart by a defibrillator, delivered promptly after the onset of ventricular fibrillation. An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must only be applied to victim who are unconscious, without a pulse, and not breathing. The AED will analyze the heart rhythm is detected. If a shockable rhythm is detected, the AED will charge to the appropriate energy level and deliver a shock.

ISU has 21 AEDs placed in easily accessible, well-marked locations around campus (see Campus Map for AED locations designated by a heart-symbol.jpg symbol), 1 at University owned property located off the main campus,  plus 4 Public Safety squad cars carry an AED.  The following buildings each have at least one AED located within:

  • Chestnut Building (former Nursing Building) has one on the 2nd floor
  • College of Health and Human Services has one in each of the following locations
    • north gymnasium - west end and east end
    • by room A122 
    • inside room A130
    • by restrooms on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors
    • outside the weight room in the east hallway
    • in the south hallway across from room B92
  • Cunningham Memorial Library has one at the Circulation Desk
  • Facilities Management and Purchasing Building has one outside the Purchasing Office
  • Hulman Center has one on the upper concourse by ticket office and one at the lower level north ramp
  • Hulman Memorial Student Union Building has one at the Information Desk
  • Landsbaum Center has one on the 1st floor (located near Union Hospital)
  • Parsons/Rankin Hall has one on the 2nd floor
  • Student Recreation Center has one on the 1st floor and one on the 2nd floor
  • Sycamore Center for Wellness & Applied Medicine has one at the main entrance 
  • Tirey Hall has one outside of Tilson Auditorium
  • University Hall (Bayh College of Education) has one in the Grosjean Clinic