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Heart attack! Where you can find AEDs on campus.

If you encounter someone having a heart attack, you could save their life if you act quickly.

What is an AED?

An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try and restore a normal rhythm.

AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, commonly referred to as a heart attack (source).

You don’t need training to use an AED – the unit tells you what to do.

(AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator)

Where can I find an AED on Campus?

Use the Campus Maps page on the UC Website to find the locations of AEDs on campus.

  1. Type AED into the Search box at the top left.
  2. Press Enter.
    – heart symbols appear on the map, indicating the location of each AED on the Campus.
  3. Click a heart symbol to view an AED’s precise location.
Picture of map showing locations of AEDs on University of Canterbury campus.
Locations of AEDs on campus can be found using the map on UC’s website.

Why would I need an AED?

  • Each year more than 2,000 New Zealanders will suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital.
  • For 72% of cardiac arrests a bystander will perform CPR
  • People may show no warnings or prior symptoms and 12% survive to hospital discharge following a cardiac arrest
  • Use of an AED within 3-5 min of collapse can increase the chance of survival by up to 44% (source).

If you’d like instruction on  First Aid, courses are run by Health & Safety, accessible through the L&D Professional Development Programme.

More Health & Safety links are available here.

New 2017 Health & Safety Training Schedule Available

The New 2017 Health & Safety Schedule is now available on the H&S intranet.

2017 H&S Training Schedule

Places are limited so please ensure you review your training with your manager, and check your First Aid certificate expiry dates.

For further details please contact the Health & Safety Team on extension 93636, or email at health-safety@canterbury.ac.nz

Health & Safety Training Leading Into May

Coming up:

Wed 27 April                      Field Activities (4 hours)
Tue-Wed 3-4 May           Comprehensive First Aid (2 days)
Wed 11 May                       Field Activities (4 hours)
Mon 16 May                       Event Investigation (4 hours)
Wed 18 May                       Hazard Management (4 hours)
Fri 20 May                           Hazard Management (4 hours)
Tue 31 May                         Event Investigation (4 hours)

For more information and to enrol for any 2016 Health & Safety training workshops, please click here or email health-safety@canterbury.ac.nz

Heart attack! Where you can find AEDs on campus.

If you encounter someone having a heart attack, you could save their life if you act quickly.

What is an AED?

An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try and restore a normal rhythm.

AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, commonly referred to as a heart attack (source).

You don’t need training to use an AED – the unit tells you what to do.

Where can I find an AED on Campus?

Use the Campus Maps page on the UC Website to find the locations of AEDs on campus.

  1. Type AED into the Search box at the top left.
  2. Press Enter.
    – Exclamation marks appear on the map, indicating the location of each AED on the Campus.
  3. Click an exclamation mark to view an AED’s precise location.
Locations of AEDs on campus can be found using the map on UC's website.
Locations of AEDs on campus can be found using the map on UC’s website.

Why would I need an AED?

  • Each year more than 1,000 New Zealanders will suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital.
  • Use of an AED can increase the chance of survival by up to 40% (source).

If you’d like instruction on  First Aid, courses are run by Health & Safety, accessible through their schedule of courses.

More Health & Safety links are available here.