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AEDs and CPR = SAVED LIVES

Physical Plant-LifesaversAs reported in SharkBytes on Feb. 17, 2016 and in the Sun Sentinel on March 4, 2016, two colleagues who work in NSU’s Physical Plant, Anthony Iovino, B.S., assistant director, and Edgar Ruiz, M.I.B.A., manager of fire and life safety, used their lifesaving skills to rescue a coworker. The two men immediately identified that their co-worker was unresponsive, not breathing, and had no pulse. They called 911 and administered CPR before attaching the AED, which conducted an analysis and advised that a shock was needed.

The automatic external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device designed to analyze the heart rhythm in an unconscious person and deliver and electrical shock if needed. AEDs have been installed in more than 125 locations throughout all campuses at NSU (see list below) and can increase the chance for lifesaving defibrillation.

NSU employees can receive training in lifesaving techniques, such as, how to use AEDs and administer CPR, by NSU’s Department of EMS Education and Training, which is part of NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). Instructors of the American Heart Association Heart Saver Course offered at NSU are adjuncts of COM who are paramedics, ER nurses, and physicians.  The course takes four hours and costs $50 per person and it is recommended to have at least six employees in the class.

To schedule training, contact the EMS office at (954) 262-4367.

NSU has more than 125 AEDs throughout all of its campuses and off-campus locations

6100 Griffin Rd (Communication Clinic)
Administrative Services Bldg.
Aquatic Center/Competition Pool
Athletic Services Building (2nd Floor by elevator)
Athletic Services Building (1st Floor by outside gym)
Student Affairs Building
Athletics Department (Portable Unit)
Athletic s Department (Portable Unit)
Athletics Department (Portable Unit)
Athletics Department (Portable Unit)
Athletics Department (Portable Unit)
Athletics Department (Portable Unit)
Athletic Department (Portable Unit)
Broward Eye Clinic
Campus Support Services – Physical Plant
Campus Support Services – USGS
Carl DeSantis 1st Floor
Carl DeSantis 5th Floor
CDD/Main Central Plant
East Campus Alumni Hall
East Campus Tower Building
Family Center Village A
Family Center Village A (2nd Floor)
Family Center Village B
Grande Oaks Golf Club
Grande Oaks Maintenance
Hearing & Balance Center  (HPD)
Horvitz Administration
Housing – Commons
Housing – Cultural Living Center
Housing – Farquhar Residence Hall
Housing – Founders Residence Hall
Housing – Leo Goodwin Residence Hall
Housing – Rolling Hills – Building A
Housing – Rolling Hills – Building C
Housing – Vettel Residence Hall
HPD Dental 1st floor by elevator
HPD Dental 2nd Floor Clinic
HPD Dental Clinic Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
HPD Dental Westside Regional Center
HPD Dental Clinic East Oakland Park
HPD Dental Kids in Distress
HPD Dental  1st floor Oral Maxillofacial Clinic #7153
HPD Lab/ Library
HPD Library/Labs Room 3196 Sim Lab 1st Floor
HPD Terry 1st Lobby
HPD Terry 3rd Floor
HPD Terry 5th Floor
HPD Ziff 1st floor
HPD Ziff 3rd Floor
HPD Women in Distress
HPD Covenant Village
LRITC
Mailman/Hollywood Bldg
Maltz Psychology 1st Floor
Maltz Psychology 2nd Floor
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
NMB Campus Education Building
NMB Fischler 1st floor (Next to elevators)
NMB Fischler 2nd floor (Next to elevators)
NMB Fischler 3rd floor (Next to elevators)
NMB Fischler 4th  floor (Next to elevators)
NMB Fischler 5th floor (Next to elevators)
NMB Campus Fischler Building
NMB Campus Fischler Building  Dental Clinic
NMB Campus Fischler Building Clinic
NMB Campus Technology Building
Oceanographic (Portable)
Oceanographic 2 Wide Modular
Oceanographic Foreman Building
Oceanographic COE-CRES 1st floor
Oceanographic COE-CRES 2nd floor
Oceanographic COE-CRES 3rd floor
Oceanographic COE-CRES 4th  floor
Oceanographic COE-CRES 5th floor
Oceanographic Shure Building
Parker Building
Parker Science Annex
PSO – Coordinator – VEH 612 West
PSO – Coordinator – VEH 614 EAST
Rosenthal (1st Floor by elevator)
Rumbaugh Institute
Regional Campus  – Fort Meyers North Building
Regional Campus – Fort Meyers South Building
Regional Campus – Fort Myers South 4th Room #413
Regional Campus – Jacksonville 1st Floor
Regional Campus – Jacksonville 2nd floor
Regional Campus – Kendal 1st Floor
Fischler – Las Vegas
Regional Campus – Miramar
Regional Campus – Orlando
Regional Campus – Palm Beach Gardens – 1st Floor
Regional Campus – Palm Beach Gardens – 2nd floor
Regional Campus – Palm Beach Gardens – 3rd Floor
Regional Campus – Palm Beach Gardens –  4th  Floor
Regional Campus – Puerto Rico 3rd Floor
Regional Campus – Puerto Rico 4th Floor
Regional Campus – Tampa
Shepard Broad Law School
University Center  –  1st floor front lobby East wall
University Center  –  1st floor next to room 1437 Sports Medicine
University Center  –  1st floor of arena NE Corner
University Center  –  1st floor of arena SE Corner
University Center  –  1st floor West doors leading to pool
University Center  –  2nd floor Booster area in pantry
University Center  –  2nd floor next to room 2319
University Center  –  2nd floor next to room 2428 (Arena)
University Center  –  3rd floor by rock climbing wall
University Center – 1st floor Performing Visual Arts
University Park Plaza 3400 Nursing Lab
University Park Plaza 3550 Anesthesiology
University Park Plaza 3532 Exercise Lab
University Park Plaza 3424 North
University Park Plaza  3530 South
University Schools – Epstein Center for Arts
University Schools – Middle School
University Schools – New Lower School
University Schools – Sonken East
University Schools – Sports Plex
University Schools – Sports Plex Athletics Portable
University Schools – Sports Plex Athletics Portable
University Schools – Upper School (Sonken)
Procurement (Rolling Hills Offices)
Veh 227