AED/CPR/First Aid

What is an AED?

The automated external defibrillator (AED) is a computerized medical device that can check a person’s heart rhythm.  It can recognize a rhythm that requires a shock.

​What is CPR and First Aid?

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency chest compression procedure, performed to maintain brain function in a person experiencing cardiac arrest. First Aid is help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available.​

​Why should people receive AED/CPR/First Aid training?

When used together and properly, early CPR/AED use can be lifesaving in the event that someone near you experiences sudden cardiac arrest.  CPR helps to circulate oxygen-rich blood to the brain.  After the AED is attached and delivers a shock, the typical AED will prompt the operator to continue CPR while the device continues to analyze the victim. First Aid can teach you to become a first responder to employee and student injuries, which can be especially important in field situations and the lab. 

To learn more about the UTK/UTIA AED/CPR program – AED Procedure 

​Training Opportunities

Contact us today to coordinate an AED/CPR training event for your department!  It is the responsibility of the department to make space reservations.

For more information contact the Safety Office at 865.974.4904 

Or visit the links below:

AED Locations on the Ag Campus

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