Automated External Defibrillators

Training in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) is generally part of First Aid Training received at the University of Washington. However, an AED is a piece of medical equipment, which must be prudently purchased, used under the oversight of a qualified physician, properly maintained, and inventoried with local emergency response providers. Because of these requirements, AEDs provided by the University are handled by the UWPD, the security offices at Bothell and Tacoma campuses, and/or are part of the medical providers found at the University's medical centers.

In some instances, organizational units have expressed interest in having an AED in their own organization and under their own control. These decisions are made based on the Administrative Policy Statement for AEDs.

If you are considering purchasing an AED for your work site, please complete the AED form (pdf) and forward it to Building and Fire Safety at Box 354400. Note: you can save a copy of this form filled-in with Acrobat Reader ver 9 or later.

For more information, please call 206-616-5530.