New Automated External Defibrillators Registration Process

The USF System has promulgated a new USF Policy #6-030: Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) with requirements which standardize AED oversight and maintenance throughout the USF System. The purpose of this policy is to ensure the proper performance of these devices and compliance with applicable standards. 

As the division with primary responsibility for implementation of the new AED policy, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) has partnered with Student Health Services (SHS) and the University Emergency Medicine Student Association (UEMSA) to identify and document all existing AEDs and provide guidance to departments on establishing an appropriate maintenance and training program, if necessary.

The first step in implementation of the policy is the identification and registration of all existing AED devices to create a central inventory for the USF System.  If your department has responsibility for AEDs, you must complete an AED Registration Form and return the form to EH&S to ensure compliance with the USF System AED Policy.  This inventory will be shared with campus police and other emergency responders and may be used to save someone’s life during an emergency.  Once you have completed registration, you or your designee will be contacted by a UEMSA representative who will offer training and provide guidance on your AED inspection and maintenance programs to ensure that your AEDs are kept in compliance with established requirements.

We greatly appreciate your commitment to a safe USF community and thank you in advance for your cooperation with this important initiative.  If you have any questions, please contact EH&S at 813-974-4036.