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AED and CPR Instruction

An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses potentially life threatening irregular heartbeats (cardiac arrhythmias) and is able to treat them through defibrillation (electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an normal rhythm). An AED is used in conjunction with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

The Department of Public Safety has six American Heart Association instructors who teach First Aid, AED and CPR.  If interested in attending a class, contact Captain Speer at 412.396.4935 or speer@duq.edu

AED: Automatic External Defibrillator program and locations on campus.

Officer Dan Baker describes the appropriate use
of an AED and basic CPR: