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. Since the
authorized physician having oversight of AEDs throughout the University is
Dr Jean Haulman, physician with the Campus Health Services (CHS), she heads
a committee, appointed by the Executive Director of the Health Sciences
Center, to review and approve such requests and assure the necessary
support system is in place and the mandated notifications have been made. These
decisions are made based on the
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 the Jim Ponder of Campus Health Services at Box 357162. Note:
you can save a copy of this form filled-in with Acrobat Reader ver 9 or later.
For more information, please contact
Jim Ponder or call 206-221-4610.