Automated External Defibrillators, CPR and Stop the Bleed

The University of San Francisco has AEDs in the following locations.  Stop the Bleed kit included in cabinets with an asterisk (*).

*Fromm Institute 1st Floor Main Entrance across from administrative office
Gleeson Library (NEW) 1st Floor Main Entrance next to the elevator
Gleeson Library (NEW) 2nd Floor Above the Main Entrance next to the elevator
*Harney 1st Floor West Entrance - hallway by room 127
*Kendrick 1st Floor Main Entrance (Fulton Street)
Koret Level 1 Equipment Desk
Koret M2 Front Desk
Koret M1 Upper Cardio room by Sun Deck
Lone Mountain East - Building 2      (NEW) 4th Floor Internal Staircase - Westside
Loyola House 1st Floor  Hallway across from Kitchen
*Lone Mountain Main - Cafe 1st Floor Hallway near restrooms
*Lone Mountain Main                        (NEW) 2nd Floor Hallway near room 211 by the big mirror in the hallway.
*Lone Mountain Main 3rd Floor Hallway near room 346b by Rossi Wing
*Lone Mountain North                      (NEW) 1st Floor Hallway near the restrooms
*Loyola Village - Building A               (NEW) 1st Floor  Lobby next to entrance
*Malloy 1st Floor Hallway by room 120 near elevator
*Malloy 2nd Floor Across from elevator by room 230
*McLaren Conference Center          (NEW) 1st Floor Lobby near restrooms
*Memorial Gym Courtside South/West Court Entrance
Negoesco Field Soccer Field Exterior Announcer Booth
*SI Church 1st Floor West Entrance
Ulrich Field (Offline as of 7/20/23) Baseball Field Home Dugout near 1st base
*UC 3rd Floor Main stairwell
*Zief Law Library 1st Floor Main entrance by entry/exit gate

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management uses PulsePoint, a mobile phone application designed to support public safety agencies increasing cardiac arrest survival rates through improved bystander performance and active resident support.  USF AED's are registered with PulsePoint.  Download the PulsePoint app on your phone so you can locate a registered AED in San Francisco or in other participating communities.

Automated external defibrillator (AED)

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a medical device designed to analyze the heart rhythm and deliver an electric shock to victims of ventricular fibrillation to restore the heart rhythm to normal. Ventricular fibrillation is the uncoordinated heart rhythm most often responsible for sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when ventricular fibrillation takes place or when the heart stops beating altogether. Without medical attention, the victim collapses, lose consciousness, becomes unresponsive, and dies. Many victims have no prior history of heart disease and are stricken without warning. Chances of survival from sudden cardiac death diminish by 7 – 10 percent for each minute without immediate CPR or defibrillation. After 10 minutes, resuscitation rarely succeeds.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest.

For healthcare providers and those trained: conventional CPR using chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing at a ratio of 30:2 compressions-to-breaths. In adult victims of cardiac arrest, it is reasonable for rescuers to perform chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120/min and to a depth of at least 2 inches (5 cm) for an average adult, while avoiding excessive chest compression depths (greater than 2.4 inches [6 cm]).

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed is a grassroots national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

No matter how fast professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.

You may be able to save a life by taking these simple actions right after the trauma.  Stop the Bleed Video

Stop the Bleed kit is included in AED cabinets with an asterisk (*)