Automated External Defibrillator (AED)


Tennessee State University maintains a network of automated external defibrillators (AED) throughout university property. The AEDs are located in public areas inside alarmed cabinets.  

Authorized AED users:

The AED may be used by:

  • Employees trained in the proper use of AED’s (i.e. University Police, Environmental Health and Safety, Health Services Staff, Athletic Training staff, Campus Recreation Staff, Emergency Response Team, etc.)
  • Additional staff as identified by the University.
  • Any trained volunteer responder who has successfully completed an approved CPR/AED training program within the last two years and has a current successful course completion card.

AED-Trained Employee Responsibilities:

  • Activating internal emergency response system and providing prompt basic life support including AED and first aid according to training and experience
  • Understanding and complying with requirements of this policy
  • Following the procedures and guidelines of the AED program

Responder Responsibilities:

  • Anyone can, at their discretion, provide voluntary assistance to victims of medical emergencies. Volunteer responders can assist in emergencies, but must only participate to the extent allowed by their training and experience. Volunteer responders may have training adequate to administer first aid, CPR and use the AED’s deployed throughout the campus. These responders are encouraged to contribute to emergency response only to the extent they are comfortable.

Important Information About AED's On Campus

Important Information About AED’s On Campus

  • Location of AED’s
  • How to use campus AED’s
  • AED Inspection Instructions




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