CPR, AED, and First Aid Training

External Automated Defibrillator Program (AED)

The UCSC Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program is managed by the Office of Emergency Services.  This management is to provide compliance and oversight to State and County civil code. 

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.

State and county regulations mandate the use of AEDs.  These regulations are managed by the Office of Emergency Services. Departments intending to install an AEDs shall review the UCSC AED Manual and ensure they can continue to follow the guidelines and protocols within the AED Manual.*

*The new UCSC AED Manual is currently in draft form and under legal review.  Please revisit this site by mid-April 2018 to download the AED Manual. For a cursory start, please reference the draft AED Checklist to begin your planning. 

IMPORTANT: The UCSC AED program will identify proper AED models to be considered for purchase. These models are being vetted for technical qualities and medical interpretation of cardiograms.  It is important that departments do not acquire AED before this process is completed. 

First Aid, AED and CPR Training

The Recreation Department of the Office of Physical Education, Recreation & Sports (OPERS) offers American Heart Association training. 

For more information about current offerings and custom group classes, please contact us at cpr@ucsc.edu or 831.459.1693.

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