For cardiac-related emergencies, There a number of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) placed throughout campus. Proper AED use is part of the AHA Out-of-hospital Chain of Survival that can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of cardiac arrest.
A growing number of SCU campus community members have been trained in CPR and AED use. Please note that AEDs located inside certain buildings may not be publicly accessible outside of normal business hours. Learn more about AEDs from University Operations. Off-campus SCU AEDs are located at 1030 The Alameda and 1735 Leroy, Berkeley. The University conducts monthly checks of all installed AEDs.
For more information on AEDs, see the University's AED FAQ.
The Santa Clara Fire Department provides Medical Emergency information to a powerful app called PulsePoint Respond. This app "empowers everyday citizens to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest."
Further, "App users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and willing to assist in case of an emergency can be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR.
If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert users in the vicinity of the need for CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care. The application also directs these potential rescuers to the exact location of the closest Automated External Defibrillator (AED)."
Download the app for iOS or Android HERE.