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AED Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Where are AEDs located on Vanderbilt’s Medical Center campus?

A:  Click here to view a list of all public access AEDs on Vanderbilt’s Medical Center Campus.


Q:  Who can use an AED?

A:  Any person trained in CPR and AED use can use an AED. Click here for BLS Provider and Heartsaver AED training opportunities available to Vanderbilt employees.


Q:  Who can I call if I have questions regarding AEDs in my work area?

A:  Contact the Resuscitation Program at (615) 343-1385 or 


Q:  How do I order AED pads, batteries, or other accessories?

A:  For clinics on the VUMC campus, contact Martin Miller ( For offsite clinics, including 100 Oaks, contact Randy Herron (


Q:  How do I dispose of an expired AED battery?

A:  Lithium batteries need to be disposed of through the chemical waste collection program. You can fill out a collection request form here:


Q:  How often do I need to check the AED?

A:  Follow the guidelines in the AED Inspection, Reporting, and Maintenance section here. Clinical area AEDs must be checked daily. Public area AEDs must be checked weekly. All AEDs require a monthly check and documentation in the Premedics AED Manager website.


Q:  I ran out of AED Checklists. Where can I find a new one?

A:  You can find the AED Checklist here.


Q:  My AED is beeping! What now?

A:  Replace the battery and contact Clinical Engineering at (615) 322-3440.


Q:  My AED has been used in an emergency event; what is my next course of action?

A:  Replace the pads and call the Resuscitation Program at (615) 343-1385.