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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I order AED pads, batteries, or other accessories?
A: For clinics on the VUMC campus, contact Martin Miller (email@example.com). For offsite clinics, including 100 Oaks, contact Randy Herron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: https://www.vumc.org/safety/waste/chemical-waste-collection.
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.