Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Policy
Each year in the United States an estimated 250,000-400,000 people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest. Ventricular fibrillation is the most common cause of death from sudden cardiac arrest and can be treated with early defibrillation that restores the heart to a normal rhythm.
The goal of this policy is to ensure that Goucher College is prepared to effectively address ventricular fibrillation incidents that occur on campus, by installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on campus that are safely maintained and used. The college's Risk Management Committee oversees the AED program.