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 14 AEDs placed in easily accessible, well-marked locations (see Campus Map for AED locations designated by a heart-symbol.jpg symbol) around campus plus 3 Public Safety squad cars carry an AED. An AED is located in each of the following buildings:

  • Cunningham Memorial Library at the Circulation Desk
  • Facilities Management and Purchasing Building
  • Health and Human Services Building at Athletic Training (B17)
  • Health and Human Services Building outside the north gym
  • Hulman Center on the upper concourse
  • Hulman Center at the lower level north ramp
  • Hulman Memorial Student Union Building at the Information Desk
  • Landsbaum Center on the 1st floor
  • Nursing Building on the 2nd floor
  • Parsons/Rankin Hall on the 2nd floor
  • Student Recreation Center on the 1st floor
  • Student Recreation Center on the 2nd floor
  • Sycamore Center for Wellness & Applied Medicine at the main entrance
  • Sycamore Center for Wellness & Applied Medicine in Athletic Training
  • Tirey Hall outside of Tilson Auditorium