An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a computerized medical device that can check a person’s heart rhythm and recognizes a cardiac rhythm that requires electrical shock. AEDs uses voice prompts, lights, and text to tell the rescuer what steps to take.
Georgetown University has placed AEDs in strategic locations on both the main and medical campuses. AEDs are tested on a regular basis to ensure they are ready to use them when they are needed. A map of AEDs located on Georgetown’s main and medical campuses can be found at the bottom of this page. There is also an informational video below to familiarize you with AEDs; however, it is recommended that you receive formal training for certification. More information on AED classes can be found by clicking here.
All GERMS personnel and GUPD officers are trained to use these devices. GERMS also maintains AEDs in each of its ambulances.
The Georgetown University AED Program is registered with the DC Fire & EMS Department in accordance with the “DC Public Access to Automatic External Defibrillator Act of 2000.”
If your department is interested in purchasing an AED, please contact OEM.