Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)

What is an AED?

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An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs.

SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes. In fact, each minute of SCA leads to a 10 percent reduction in survival. Using an AED on a person who is having SCA may save the person's life.

TWU has purchased a number of AEDs and placed them in strategic locations in accordance with TWU .

AED Locations on Campus

Below is the current list of AED locations at TWU. Note that not all of the listed AEDs will be accessible to the public, or may only be accessible during certain times. This includes AEDs in police vehicles, as well as those in buildings/areas that may be locked for security reasons.

MCL Speech/Language Lab MCL 6th Floor
Conference Services Hubbard Hall Near SE Ballroom in Hallway
Woodcock Woman's Clinic HDB Room 011
Dental Hygiene Clinic MCL Adjacent Room 117
Student Health Services Near Nursing Station
Pioneer Hall Outside Weight Room (223)
Exercise Physiology Lab/Room 116
Running Track, North Wall
Pool Desk Area
PH 133 (Training Room)
PH 133 (Training Room)
Athletic Arena (Near SE Exit)
Fitness & Recreation Second Floor Near Elevator
Exercise Equipment Area
Basketball Court
Mobile AED
DGL Gymnastics Gym
Golf Course  Clubhouse
Music/Margo Jones 1st floor Lobby near Room 107
TWU Denton DPS Police Vehicles
Dallas Campus Fitness Center/Room 3300
Police Office/Room 1286
Physical Therapy
Houston Campus Fitness Center/Room 2240
Police Office/Room 1114A
10th Floor Research Area/Near 10124


AED training is required for any employees who would be required to utilize an AED as part of their job. This training is generally combined with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training. EH&S currently does not provide this training. Talk to your supervisor about AED training if required for your position.

Page last updated 3:12 PM, August 2, 2018