Michigan State University's AED Request and Use Policy

Use of automated external defibrillators (AED) will be in compliance with the responsibilities and procedures outlined in this policy and consistent with American Heart Association guidelines and those identified by the State Emergency Medical Services Coordination Committee.

All AED’s must be approved by the Oversight Committee prior to purchase and must be obtained through MSU Purchasing.

The policy applies to all AED units on campus, whether obtained by individual departments or by the University. 


Steps in AED Requisition Process:

  1. Complete and submit Request for AED and send to University Physician's Office. (You will be notified of result of committee approval process.)
  2. If notified of approval provide a P.O. to MSU Purchasing.
  3. Arrange for training with MSU Purchasing.
  4. Installation.


Training includes:

Current certification in American Red Cross CPR training and/or American Heart Association Heartsaver AED course is required for personnel who will use the AED with renewal as required to maintain certification. Information concerning certified training can be obtained through Risk Mangement.

The entire department must receive emergency management training. Each department will be trained in combined response that includes help to the victim, crowd control, calling and watching for the EMS, and holding elevators or doors, etc.

Questions? Contact us by calling 517.353.9101

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Request Form

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use Policy

AED Use Policy

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Post-Incident Report Form

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