Ventricular fibrillation, which occurs due to disordered electrical activity in the ventricles, is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death. If cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is not administered within three to six minutes, the brain is likely to sustain irreversible damage. The most effective way to prevent sudden cardiac death is to administer CPR in conjunction with defibrillation, which can restore normal heart activity by delivering high doses of electrical current to the muscle. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are available at four locations on campus, allowing you to defibrillate individuals suffering from cardiac arrest.
- i-Point in A building
- M 7 opposite the elevator
- Limnology - in the basement corridor
- Entrance area of the gymnasium
If you have any questions about the defibrillators, please contact our in-house paramedics (phone extension -3746). The will be a number of information sessions on the use of AEDs. The dates will be announced in the continuing education programme.