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Last updated: August 2007 Policy Number: 20.105.80
 

Summary: AED Policy
Last updated: August 2007
Policy Number: 20.105.80
Name: Automatic External Defibrillator Policy
Origin: Health and Safety (Human Resources)
Approved: May 15, 2007
Approval Process: Vice-President (Administration)
Revision Date(s):
Policy Statement
The University of Regina is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all members of
the University community.
Publicly accessible Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) have proven to significantly increase the
chances of survival of persons who experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest, provided the AEDs are
properly equipped, located, maintained and used. Consequently it is the policy of the University of
Regina to acquire AEDs and ensure that all publicly accessible AEDs at the University are purchased,
located and maintained in partnership with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region Publicly Accessible
Defibrillator Program (RQHR PAD Program).
Background
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart's electrical system malfunctions and the heart
itself stops beating. It's unpredictable and can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. It is fatal unless

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics