Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

There are Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in many campus buildings; portable units are also available by contacting the LSCS Police Department at 5911 (campus phone) or 281.290.5911 (cell phone or off-campus). This life saving equipment is available to assist individuals who may be suffering from sudden cardiac.

Knowing how to use these devices and where they are located can increase the survival rate of a heart attack. Locations of these devices are denoted in the campus Fire Safety Plan and on the evacuation maps posted around campus. You may also contact your campus Facilities Department for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you use an AED?
Click on this five minute YouTube video How to Use an AED for instructions.

How do I obtain training?
You may request training by:

Where are the AEDs located on campus?
Check the Evacuation Maps posted around campus, contacts the LSCS Police Department or your campus Facilities Department.

What should I do when needing to use an AED? 
If an AED is activated notify emergency personnel immediately by calling 9-1-1 (cell phone or off-campus) or 5911 or 9-911 (from a campus phone)

Is a key needed to access or use the AED machine?

Are there instructions on how to use the AED?
Printed instructions and graphics are on the machine. Some AEDs have voice prompts to guide the user. View the video above for additional instructions. If not an emergency, we recommend you obtain training by using the information above.

Who is responsible for maintaining the AEDs on campus?
AEDs are maintained by the Facilities Department. To contact your campus Facilities Department go to