Life-saving AEDs distributed in S&T buildings

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On April 29, 2024

Automated external defibrillator (AED)

An automated external defibrillator was installed in the Kummer Student Design Center hallway in April. Photo by Kimber Crull/Missouri S&T.

If a cardiac emergency occurred on campus, would you know what to do? Timing is critical and delays can have consequences. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can make a difference during cardiac emergencies.

As is the case with any emergency or medical event, always call 911 first. Once first responders are on the way, you can do more to help save a life with an AED.

Missouri S&T recently completed the first phase of an AED distribution plan to get AEDs in as many campus buildings as possible. As a result, 33 AEDs have been deployed, not including AEDs that were previously located in the Gale Bullman Building, the Havener Center, University Police and Student Health. View AED locations.

Faculty and staff on the Missouri S&T campus are encouraged to know where to find the nearest AED and how to use it. AEDs are devices that analyze the heart’s rhythm and can deliver a shock — either automatically or manually — to help resuscitate a patient.

Using an AED

AEDs are simple to use and include step-by-step instructions to lead anyone through using one. The AEDs on S&T’s campus are the Zoll AED 3. The video below shows a brief demonstration of how to use the AEDs. The videos will allow you to become more familiar with the AEDs on campus, but they are not a substitute for receiving CPR/AED training from a certified instructor.

In addition to campus buildings, University Police patrol vehicles are equipped with AEDs.

If you are interested in CPR/AED training, contact Sergeant Brandon Guth at or Chief Doug Roberts at Building coordinators can also arrange for training. Find your building coordinator online.

If there are changes to the building coordinator list, please contact Sgt. Guth or Chief Roberts.   

Until Help Arrives

In addition to being prepared to administer CPR or use an AED, you can take simple actions to help save a life until help arrives. Complete the Until Help Arrives free online training to equip yourself with basic knowledge to assist trained responders during a life-threatening emergency.

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