Many Morris buildings are equipped with AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)—portable electronic devices used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.
Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere, and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy-to-operate tool for someone with no medical background.
Time is of the essence:
- The average response time for first responders once 911 is called is 8-12 minutes.
- For each minute defibrillation is delayed, the chance of survival is reduced approximately 10%.
- Learn more from the American Red Cross.
Morris campus AEDs can be found in the following locations:
Athletic Trainers have a traveling unit
Behmler Hall (first floor by the elevator)
Camden Hall (basement hall)
David C. Johnson Independence Hall (main lobby near the second street entrance)
Dining Hall (West entrance lobby)
Education Building (inside the front door)
Gay Hall (Health Service lobby)
Green Prairie Community (main floor by Southwest entrance)
HFA (across from elevator next to the public telephone)
Humanities Building (outside the Division Office)
Imholte Hall (Northwest entry located by room 101)
LaFave House (kitchen near the garage entrance)
Library (next to drinking fountain across the room from main desk)
Multi-Ethnic Resource Center (inside the front door)
PE Center (ground level hall, Northeast corner)
RFC unit I (wall across from Check-in Desk)
RFC unit II (hallway by locker rooms)
Science (corridor outside auditorium)
Student Center (near the Info Desk)
Transportation Garage (next to eye wash station)
Welcome Center (by the first floor bathrooms)
Facilities Management regularly offers training in the use of AEDs. Please contact Dean Olsen for more information.