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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Scope

Carleton College is committed to the health and safety of its students, faculty, staff, other members of the Carleton community and visitors. College departments and other administrative units may acquire an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with College approval. 

Standard

All AEDs on campus will satisfy applicable Minnesota law and guidance relating to the use and maintenance of AEDs.

Good Samaritan Laws

Minnesota’s Good Samaritan statute, as amended in the 2011 Minnesota Statues, section 604A.01 provides immunity both to persons operating an AED to render emergency care and to persons or entities providing or maintaining AEDs for use in rendering emergency care.  This law was designed to encourage people to use AEDs to save lives by reducing or eliminating the fear that they could be held liable for ordinary negligence in rendering such care.  Carleton does encourage personnel to have prior training when using an AED.  Staff should be aware that they are not required to use an AED. 

Reason for the Carleton AED Policy

Each year, more than 250,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest.  According to medical experts, the key to survival is timely initiation of a “chain of survival”, including CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).  An AED is used to treat victims who experience sudden cardiac arrest and/or a heart attack.  The AED must only be applied to victims who are unconscious and not breathing (however, when in doubt, attach the pads to an unconscious victim).  Non-medical personnel can use these simplified electronic machines to treat a person in cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association notes that at least 20,000 lives could be saved annually by prompt use of AEDs.

Definitions

  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED): a device used to treat victims who experience sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): is an emergency medical procedure for a victim in cardiac or respiratory arrest.  CPR involves physical interventions to create artificial circulation through rhythmic pressing on the patient’s chest to manually pump blood through the heart, called chest compressions.
  • Good Samaritan Laws: in the United States are laws or acts protecting from liability those who choose to aid others who are injured or ill.  They are intended to reduce bystanders’ hesitation to assist, for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional injury or wrongful death.
  • Heart Attack: A heart attack is the death of, or damage to, part of the heart muscle because the supply of blood to the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped.
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest: is the abrupt cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract effectively during systole.
  • Systole: the contraction, or period of contraction, of the heart, especially of the ventricles, during which blood is forced into the aorta and pulmonary artery.

Deployment

  1. The AEDs, where available and accessible, may be used in emergency situations when sudden cardiac arrest occurs. Individuals, who have volunteered, will be trained in the use and operation of the device.  Such training shall be in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
  2. The “AED Medical Advisor” will provide medical oversight for AEDs under this program and provide the prescription required to obtain an AED.
  3. AEDs will be placed in an accessible location and will be inspected in accordance with the operational guidelines of the manufacturer by the Director of Recreational Sports & Manager Recreation Center or designee.
  4. The Carleton College Emergency Medical alert system should be activated immediately upon the discovery of a situation in which the use of an AED is anticipated. Activation will be by dialing 9- 911 (from a campus phone) and then immediately calling Carleton Security at 507.222.4444. 
  5. College Departments and Offices interested in learning more should contact Director of Recreational Sports & Manager Recreation Center at 507.222.4481.

See below for a list of AED locations on campus.  Also, please see the Security Services Web site for additional information on department/employee responsibilities, incident reporting, and AED maintenance.

AED Locations

 

 

Building Location

 

 

Specific Location

 

 

Defibrillator Type

Inventory Identification Number

 

Building AED Coordinator

Public Safety emergency response vehicle

Security Services Office

Sayles Hill

209 College St. N

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

SN 101217367

Purchased 2011

Wayne

Eisenhuth

x4427

weisenhu@

Athletics Department –portable units for Athletic Trainers (1) Rec. Center Training Room 209. (1) Medtronic Lifepak 500 SN 34656497
Purchased 2006

Mikki Showers

x4481

mshowers@

(1) Cowling

Athletic Training

Room 114

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

SN AHAERC

Purchase 2010

Alumni Guest House

100 College St. S

College & First Entrance.

North side of the door.

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

Purchased 2012

SN 101220966

Linda Mueller

x4513

lmueller@

Center for Math and Computing

509 Goodsell Ave

509 Goodsell Circle Entrance (Main Entrance)

On the Pillar to the left

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

Purchased 2012

SN 101220086

Candy Lelm

x4286

clelm@

Chapel

405 First Street

First Street Entrance

On the East wall

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

Purchased 2012

SN 101220971

Jan Truax

x4003

jtruax@

Cowling Gym

714 Evans Drive

First floor right of front desk. (Wall cabinet unit).

LifePak 500

Biphasic Automated External Defibrillator

Medtronic Physio-Control

Purchased 2005

SN 33137874

Mikki Showers

x4481

mshowers@

Davis Hall

104 Union St N

First Street entrance.

Left hand side of the Foyer

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

Purchased 2012

SN 101220975

David Wolff

x5596

dwolff@

Gould Library

405 Gould Lane

4th Floor Main Entrance

East wall

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

Purchased 2012

SN 101215313

Cindy Spehn

x4261

cspehn@

Hulings Hall

208 Winona St N

208 Winona Street entrance

Left wall at entrance

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

Purchased 2012

SN 101220105

Randy Hagen

x4529

rhagen@

Laird Stadium

215 Division St N

Upper level room 106 left wall (Wall unit).

WelchAllyn

Automated

External

Defibrillator 10

Purchased 2009

SN NA050052

Mikki Showers

x4481

mshowers@

Language and Dining

206 Maple St

206 Maple Street entrance

West wall of lounge

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

Purchased 2012

SN 101220098

Mary Tatge

x4252

mtatge@

Olin/Mudd

215 Goodsell Circle

First Floor of Olin

East Stairwell near Mudd connector

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

Purchased 2012

SN 101220088

Pamela Groves-Gaggioli

x4380

pgaggioli@

Recreation Center

501 Three Oaks Drive

Right hand wall of Laundry Room 107.(Wall cabinet unit).

LifePak 500

Biphasic Automated External Defibrillator

Medtronic Physio-Control

Purchased in 2006

SN 34656511

Mikki Showers

x4481

mshowers@

Sayles Hill

209 College St

First Floor

South wall of the Foyer outside Student Activities

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

Purchased 2011

SN 101217357

Mary Amy

x4480

mamy@

Weitz Center

320 3rd St E

First Floor Theatre Lobby.

North Wall

Defibtech DDU-100

Semi-automatic External Defibrillator

Purchased 2011

SN 101217354

Charlene

Hamblin

x4192

chamblin@

West Gym

321 Division St N

Upper level just outside room 207.
(Wall cabinet unit).

LifePak 500

Biphasic Automated External Defibrillator

Medtronic Physio-Control

Purchased 2005

 

SN 33137875

 

Mikki Showers

x4481

mshowers@

Approved by the Carleton Safety Committee July 1, 2012.

Last revised July 10, 2012
Keywords: AED, Defibrillator, Heart, Attack, CPR, cardiac, arrest

Last Reviewed: Jul 10th, 2012

Maintained by Security