Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Resources and Training

The UCSC Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program is managed by the Office of Emergency Services.  he AED program ensures that UCSC is compliant to State and County AED Health Code regulations. To verify that your department's AED is registered in this program, please email Emergency Services at oes@ucsc.edu.

An AED is used to treat victims who experience sudden cardiac arrest.  An AED is only to be applied to victims who are unconscious, not breathing normally, and showing no signs of circulation such as normal breathing, coughing or movement. An AED will analyze the heart rhythm and advise the operator if a shockable rhythm is detected. If a shockable rhythm is detected, the AED will charge to the appropriate energy level and deliver a shock.

The UCSC Automated External Defibrillator Program manual provides guidelines for managing, using and reporting AED incidences.

IMPORTANT: The Office of Emergency Services recommends specific AED models for purchase. These AEDs have been vetted for their technical qualities and vendor support.  It is important that departments do not acquire AEDs outside of the UCSC AED program. 

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First Aid, AED and CPR Training

Training is offered by the Office of Emergency Services and the Recreation Department of the Office of Physical Education, Recreation & Sports (OPERS) offers American Heart Association training. To enroll in a class by the Office of Emergency Services, email oes@ucsc.edu.  The Emergency Services Basic First Aid/CPR/AED training class costs $75 per person.

For Student CPR/AED training, contact the Recreation Department at cpr@ucsc.edu or 831-459-1693.

I Activated an AED, Now What?

Once used, AEDs require notification, reporting and restoration processes before they can be returned to public use. If you deployed an AED, immediately follow these steps: 

  1. Immediately, after rendering aid, notify your department AED Coordinator and the Office of Emergency Services (831) 234-3551 that an AED has been used.
  2. Remove the AED from public access. Do NOT attempt to download the EKG report
  3. Complete a Notification of AED Use Form and note any procedural complications. Indicate on the form whether or not defibrillator shocks were delivered. Keep the Notification Form in a confidential location until picked up.
  4. Contact the Office of Emergency Services to pick up the AED and the Notification of Use Form. After examining the AED, Emergency Services will return the refurbished AED to the department.
  5. Never return an AED to public access before Emergency Services has cleared the unit for re-deployment.
  6. Rendering aid can be a difficult experience. If necessary, visit UCSC's Human Resources Office for grief counseling or mental health services.

AED Guidance Documents

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