Automated External Defibrillator

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can stop an irregular rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume in a heart in sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. If it’s not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. An AED is used in conjunction with CPR.

AED Checklist

AED Routine Troubleshooting

AED Step by Step Instructions


AED's are being placed in schools.

placement of the AED in Beacon Heights Placement of an AED in elementary schools



nurses and firefighters talk about AEDs

District school nurses Judi Yaworsky and Wade Capps met with the fire department to register the AEDs which are in each school.

This community outreach relationship has made the school community safer and better prepared for an emergency.

When 911 is activated, the fire department now knows that Salt Lake City Schools have AEDs.

They also know that the school nurses have staff trained to respond to an emergency with the AED.

Great job everyone!


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