Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable medical device that is designed to analyze heart rhythm and if necessary, deliver electrical shock in an attempt to restore the heart rhythm to normal.  One of the most common causes of cardiac arrest is ventricular fibrillation.  As per the American Red Cross for each minute that defibrillation is delayed for a victim suffering from cardiac arrest the odds of survival diminish 10%.  Therefore having access to AEDs and knowing how to use one is critical.   Boston University across all its campuses has installed AEDs.  You can review the maps of currently installed AEDs across BU campuses by clicking on the respective links for the CRC Campus, MED Campus, and Fenway Campus.

If you have any questions regarding the AED program at Boston University please contact the AED Program manager via email.