An AED cabinet and sign are mounted to a wall

AEDs on Campus

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are valuable life-saving devices for people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. The University of Kansas maintains more than 170 AEDs in 133 different buildings on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. See the list below or click the map link to find the AED closest to you.


Having an Automated External Defibrilator (AED) close by can mean the difference between life and death when every second counts. The University of Kansas strives to maintain an effective AED program to support the health and wellness of the KU community. KU Police Department conducts monthly checks for centrally managed AEDs in most academic and housing buildings; other AEDs are managed by individual departments. KU Police officers also carry AEDs in their patrol cars and respond to any medical incident on campus.

Each AED performs daily self-checks on its components, including the pads and batteries. The AED is operational and ready for use as long as the status indicator light on the front of the AED flashes green. If the status indicator light flashes red or orange, or the machine starts beeping, notify KU Police Department or Facilities Services immediately so that the AED can be serviced.

Note: most AED wall cabinets are alarmed. These alarms are meant to deter theft, and also to notify others in the area to the emergency. The alarm should turn off as soon as the cabinet door is closed. The alarm is not monitored, so call 911 as soon as possible before retrieving the AED.


Using an AED

AEDs are simple to use and include step-by-step instructions to lead anyone through using an AED. There are many different styles of AEDs on campus, but all have the same general features and steps. The most common AED on campus is the Philips Heartstart OnSite. This video shows a brief demonstration for how to use the Philips Heartstart OnSite. The video will allow you to become more familiar with the AEDs on campus, but it is not a substitute for receiving CPR/AED training from a certified training instructor.

Bleeding Control Kits

Most AED cabinets on campus now also house a bleeding control kit, made available through a partnership with Watkins Health Services and the Health Education Resource Office (HERO). Each kit contains a CAT tourniquet, emergency trauma dressing, wound packing gauze, nitrile gloves, a survival blanket, and an instruction pamphlet. The kits are meant for life-threatening bleeding due to trauma, not minor cuts and scrapes. A free web-based training called You Are The Help Until Help Arrives is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. For hands-on skills training, contact HERO, or find a program and course offering at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Stop the Bleed website.

PulsePoint Mobile App

Douglas County is a PulsePoint connected community! PulsePoint is a free app that alerts bystanders of nearby cardiac arrest incidents in public areas that may require CPR attention. The proactiveness of our community to assist in these incidents while First Responders are en route can greatly increase the patient's survivability in the case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. You can help save a life! Download the app and follow Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical (LDCFM) to receive alerts.
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List of AEDs on Campus

The following list includes AEDs that are in a permanent, fixed location (with or without a wall cabinet). Some departments maintain mobile AEDs for specific groups or events that are not listed.

1502 Building1st floor hallway near vending machines.
Adams Alumni Center1st floor hallway near room 130
Allen Fieldhouse1st floor, south wall near elevator (10C2)
Allen FieldhouseMBB Strength and Conditioning Center, rm 1135
Ambler Student Recreation CenterFront desk
Ambler Student Recreation CenterGround floor hallway near rock wall entrance
Ambler Student Recreation CenterNear North Courts
Ambler Student Recreation Center2nd floor near track entrance
Anderson Family Football FacilityBasement, sports medicine room
Anderson Family Football FacilityBasement weight room
Anderson Family Football Facility1st floor lobby near restrooms
Anschutz Science Library3rd floor behind service desk
Anschutz Sports PavilionStudent Athlete Support Services 2nd floor
Anschutz Sports PavilionAnderson Family Strength Center 1st floor
Anschutz Sports PavilionAnderson Family Strength Center 2nd floor
Anschutz Sports Pavilion1st floor, north wall of indoor track
Baehr Audio Reader1st floor behind reception desk
Bailey HallMain entrance stairwell landing
Battenfeld Scholarship Hall1st floor near main entrance, near room 109
Blake Hall1st floor hallway near room 108
Boathouse1st floor stairwell entrance
Bridwell Research LaboratoryRoom 101 near restrooms
Budig Hall / Hoch Auditoria1st floor east entry near water fountain
Burge Union1st floor near coffee shop
Capitol Federal Hall1st floor hallway near restrooms, near auditorium
Capitol Federal Hall3rd floor vending area near stairs
Carruth O'Leary Hall1st floor West Campus Road entrance
Center for Design ResearchNext to main entry, room 100
Chalmers HallStairwell landing near entrance by Marvin Hall
Construction and Landscape ShopShop/garage bulletin board, near restroom hallway
Corbin Residence Hall4th floor across from front desk
Crawford Community CenterNear front entrance beside desk
Daisy Hill Commons (Self/Oswald)1st floor near front desk
Debruce Center1st floor entrance near Allen Fieldhouse
Dole Human Development Center1st floor hallway towards Haworth Hall
Dole Institute of Politics1st floor near restrooms by main entrance
Douthart Scholarship Hall1st floor entrance near room 102
Downs Residence Hall1st floor across from front desk
Dyche Hall (Natural History Museum)4th floor Comanche exhibit
East Hills BuildingHallway near restrooms
Eaton HallGround floor entrance near Engineering office
Ellsworth Residence Hall3rd floor between front desk and mailboxes
Endowment Association2nd floor lobby near room 214
Foley HallLong hallway near water fountain
Football Indoor Practice FacilityTraining room
Fraser Hall1st floor hallway near room 122
Grace Pearson Scholarship Hall1st floor entrance near room 102
Gray-Little Hall2nd floor near elevators
Green Hall1st floor, near rooms 107/156 by bulletin board
GSP Residence Hall1st floor main entrance by front desk
Hall Center for the Humanities1st floor hallway near elevator
Hashinger Residence Hall3rd floor main entrance near front desk
Haworth Hall1st floor hallway to Dole Center
Higuchi Hall1st floor back hallway near elevator
Hilltop Child Development Center1st floor near kitchen
Jayhawk Towers Abasement east entrance
Jayhawk Towers Bbasement east entrance
Jayhawk Towers Cbasement east entrance
Jayhawk Towers Dbasement east entrance
Jayhawk Welcome Center2nd floor near restrooms
Jayhawk Welcome Center1st floor near restrooms
JRP Hall1st floor West Campus Road entrance
K.K. Amini Scholarship Hall1st floor main entrance lobby
Kansas Union4th floor atrium near stairs
Krehbiel Scholarship Hall1st floor main entrance near room 101
Kurata BuildingHallway near main entrance
LEEP2/M2SECLEEP2 2nd floor near Spahr and restrooms
Lewis Residence Hall1st floor entrance near front desk
Lied Center1st floor lobby behind desk
Life Sciences Research Labs B & CHall between B & C buildings, next to elevator
Lindley Hall3rd floor landing of main entrance stairwell
Lippincott Hall1st floor main entrance
Malott Hall2nd floor entrance near Wescoe Hall by room 2010
Margaret Amini Scholarship Hall1st floor main entrance
Marvin Hall2nd floor hallway near room 208
Max Kade CenterHallway near restroom and kitchen
McCarthy Hall1st floor near elevator
Military Scienceground floor Lt.'s Cove (room 19)
Military Science1st floor NROTC Resource Center (room 111)
Military Scienceground floor room 18
Miller Scholarship Hall1st floor entrance near room 104
Moore Hall2nd floor hallway near room 224
Moore Hall3rd floor Hambleton Hall entrance
Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB)1st floor main entrance near room 100
Murphy Hall3rd floor theater entrance near Box Office window
Nichols Hall1st floor east entrance near room 134
Nunemaker CenterNorth hallway near room 208
Parking Offices3rd floor back hallway near restrooms (Staff Only)
Pearson Scholarship Hall1st floor main entrance
Pharmacy Building1st floor, southwest entry, near cafe
Power PlantLevel 2, room 200, near door to boiler room
Price Computing Center2nd floor main entrance
Public Safety BuildingKUPD front office (KUPD Staff Only)
Rieger Scholarship Hall1st floor entrance near room 101
Robinson Center2nd floor hallway near room 242
Robinson Center1st floor stairwell near pool
Robinson Center1st floor hallway near Locker Rooms and rm 136
Rock Chalk ParkIndoor batting cages hallway
Rock Chalk Park (Cardio/S&C Box)1st floor hallway near room 10 (Cardio)
Rock Chalk Park (Elevator Lobby)2nd floor elevator lobby
Rock Chalk Park (EQ Hallway Box)1st floor near room 33
Rock Chalk Park (Training Room Box)1st floor sports medicine room
Rock Chalk Park Tennis Facility1st floor lobby near Pro Shop counter
Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center1st floor main entrance behind counter
Sellards Scholarship Hall1st floor main entrance
Shenkel Structural Biology1st floor main entrance lobby near reception desk
Shop Facility1st floor hallway near restrooms
Simons Laboratories1st floor between Simons and McCullum
Slawson Hall EEECFloor G1 near elevator
Smissman LabsMain hallway near safety shower and elevator
Smith Hall1st floor near room 105
Snow Hall3rd floor study area (room 310)
Spencer Museum of Art3rd floor main entrance
Spencer Research Library3rd floor stairwell near Strong Hall entrance
Spooner Hall1st floor main entrance
St. Andrews Office Facility1st floor main entrance near elevator
St. Andrews Research Facility1st floor, room 130 reception area
Stauffer-Flint Hall1st floor entrance near Watson Library
Stephenson Scholarship Hall1st floor main entrance near room 102
Stouffer ApartmentsNorth building, 1st floor near front desk
Strong Hall1st floor near elevator
Structural Testing & Student Projects Facility1st floor lobby near vending machines
Summerfield Hall1st floor Sunnyside Ave. entrance near rm 114
Templin Residence Hall1st floor main entrance near front desk
Transit FacilityHallway near restrooms and breakroom
Twente Hall1st floor lounge near main door (rm 110)
University Press OfficesWest hallway near restrooms
Vehicle Maintenance ShopNorth side body shop (room 36) near hallway
Wagnon-Parrott Athletic Center1st floor Nesmith athletic training room
Wakarusa Research FacilityMain lobby next to elevator
WarehouseWarehouse area (100) near door to shops (104)
Watkins Scholarship Hall1st floor main entrance near room 104
Watson Library3rd floor behind service desk
Wescoe Hall3rd floor entry near Stauffer-Flint by elevator
West District GreenhouseNext to main entry, room 2
Youngberg Hall1st floor center entrance