CPR & AEDs

Learn to Save a Life

In British Columbia, someone has a cardiac arrest every 2 hours. Early response and early defibrillation are critical. When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, the use of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in the first few minutes can more than double someone’s chances of survival.

These 3 simple steps can save a life:

  1. Phone 911 or Campus Security and shout for an AED
  2. Push hard and fast in the centre of the chest
  3. Use an AED

Training Events

Upcoming Workshops

Helping Hearts: CPR / AED Training Sessions 

VANCOUVER CAMPUS:
Mon, March 5th (1-2pm)
Harbour Centre, Room 1520
REGISTER HERE - FREE

SURREY CAMPUS:
Tues, March 6th (1-2pm)
Room 3250
REGISTER HERE - FREE

In partnership with Heart & Stroke, SFU is offering free 1 hour training sessions to staff and faculty. Here instructors will present and coach participants on how to perform hands-only CPR and how to use an AED. Register for the workshops above.

Why get trained?

Cardiac events can strike anyone at anytime. Risks increases with age and during increased physical activity.

At SFU we see safety as part of a personal and civic responsibility. We care about each other's safety, and AEDs make it easy for anyone to save a life. Training increases awareness, familiarity, and increases overall confidence to intervene when necessary. 

Stay tuned for ongoing trainings.

PAST TRAININGS:

  • Burnaby Campus - September 19th, 2017 - Mass Training
AED Training Session #1 10:30-11:00 http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282151846
AED Training Session #2 11:30-12:00 http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282163609
AED Training Session #3 12:30-1:00pm http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282178066
AED Training Session #4 1:30-2:00pm http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282187764
 
AED Training Session #1 10:30-11:00 http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282151846
AED Training Session #2 11:30-12:00 http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282163609
AED Training Session #3 12:30-1:00pm http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282178066
AED Training Session #4 1:30-2:00pm http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/282187764
 

Resources

Cardiac Arrest

What is cardiac arrest?

  • Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating effectively

What are the signs of cardiac arrest?

  • Sudden collapse
  • Unresponsiveness to touch or sound
  • No breathing, or abnormal breathing, or only gasping

Compression-only CPR

Follow these steps for compression-only CPR:
  • Assess scene safety
  • Tap patient and shout to check for responsiveness. If unresponsive:
  1. Phone 911 or campus security and shout for an AED; 
  2. Push hard and fast in the centre of the chest (at least 5 cm deep and at a rate of 100-120 beats per minute).
  3. Use an AED if available. Follow the voice prompts.
  • Continue using the AED and giving compressions until the person responds or medical help takes over.

How to Use an AED

During a cardiac arrest, follow the steps below. Remember that an AED is easy to use & will tell you what to do. It can’t do any harm and it could save a life. When the AED arrives, use it immediately.

  1. Call 911 or Campus Security
  2. Locate the nearest AED.
  3. Power on the AED.
  4. Follow the voice prompts.
  5. Continue until medical help arrives or the person begins to respond. If they start to wake up, keep them calm and at rest.

The AED will use voice prompts to instruct the following:

  • Place two pads on the person’s bare chest. (Pictures will show you where).
  • Do not touch the person.
  • The AED will analyze the heart rhythm and decide whether or not a shock is required.
  • If a shock is needed, do not touch the patient.
  • The AED will either count down and deliver the shock itself, or it may tell you to push a button.
  • When the voice prompt tells you, resume CPR.
  • The AED may cycle through these steps again. Listen to the prompts.

Digital Training

Download the "Call. Push. Restart." app from Heart & Stroke. 
Available for download on Google Play and at the Apple App Store.

With this cardiac arrest aciton app you can:

  • Learn CPR
  • Learn how to use an AED
  • Test your skills in simulated scenarios
  • Share your skills

AED Maps

AEDs have been installed throughout all three campuses.
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the AED locations in the maps below. 

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Register for training

Join us for Helping Hearts,
CPR/ AED training events with
Heart & Stroke and Iridia Medical.

Vancouver Campus
Mon, 5 March 2018 (1-2pm)
Harbour Centre, Room 1520
REGISTER HERE

Surrey Campus
Tues, 6 March 2018 (1-2pm)
Room 3250
REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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