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University of Georgia Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program Guidelines

Office of Emergency Preparedness

View Official Policy: Automated External Defibrillator AED Program Guidelines Policy

The University of Georgia (UGA) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all faculty, staff, students, parents, and visitors to the University. To that end, the objective of the UGA Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program is to establish a campus-wide oversight committee and to develop appropriate guidelines to ensure consistency in purchasing, placement, training, maintenance, and departmental oversight of AEDs on UGA properties.

Use of AEDs will be in compliance with the responsibilities and procedures outlined in this program and consistent with guidelines outlined by the State of Georgia. This program applies to individuals trained on the proper use of AEDs; departments with AED units currently in place; and departments that are considering, or in the process of purchasing, AED units. These guidelines do not apply to AEDs purchased by the UGA Athletic Association (UGAA) that are intended to be portable and utilized by Athletic staff at athletic venues for student athlete use, however; fixed AEDs in wall-mounted boxes positioned in UGAA facilities are included in this program. In addition, the program guidelines are not intended to cover individuals who utilize AEDs without training.

Responsibilities

Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance and Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Senior Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration

Policy Owner: Office of Emergency Preparedness

Policy Contact: Steven Harris, Director

Phone: 706-542-5845

Date Issued: 10/05/2016

Last Reviewed/Updated: