Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
In order to provide a safer environment, the University is placing AEDs in some buildings across campus. The AED is used for sudden cardiac arrest medical emergencies. While many of the devices provide voice instructions, AED training is recommended for users.
The University offers AED and CPR training through the Institute for Rural Health Research’s Emergency Medical Services Program. Training requests should be sent by e-mail to Travis Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) will routinely inspect and service the AEDs. Should a problem occur between inspections, please report it to EHS at 205-348-5905. View a map of all AED locations on UA’s campus. The list will be updated as more buildings are added.
Stop the Bleed
As a part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) national awareness campaign and call to action, The University of Alabama has implemented a “Stop the Bleed” program through Bleeding Control Kits. These kits are contained in designated AED cabinets. AED cabinets that contain a Bleeding Control Kit are marked on the outside of the cabinet with a visible sticker.
Bleeding Control Kits are not intended to be a substitute for traditional first aid kits. They are meant to be used in emergency situations where life-threatening bleeding exists and first responders are not immediately available. UAPD should always be notified by calling (205) 348-5454 or 911 when a Bleeding Control Kit is used.
“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign created by DHS to encourage individuals to “become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives,” (DHS). To learn more about the campaign visit: https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed.
Alongside the “Stop the Bleed” program, the University provides Save a Life Training (S.A.L.T.). This is a two-hour class for individuals with little to no medical training. This class teaches skills needed to help respond to and deliver life-saving care to someone in need before emergency services arrive. For more information on S.A.L.T., call (205) 535-8909 or email Travis Parker at email@example.com.