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CSU AED Program holds first awareness campaign

February 3, 2014

The CSU AED program will hold its first week-long AED Awareness campaign, Feb. 10-14.

Organizers hope the event will raise awareness of the availability and locations of these powerful devices on campus. The highlight of the campaign is an opportunity for CSU students to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of many prizes donated by AED program supporters. Some of the prizes include:

  • 16GB iPad, donated by RamTech
  • two tickets to a Colorado Eagles game, donated by WorkWell Occupational Medicine
  • Vail Resort passes, donated by AED Authority
  • CSU Basketball tickets, donated by CSU Athletics
  • And more! 

For a complete list of prizes, check out our Facebook page.

How to enter

To enter the drawing, students can upload and tag via Facebook, or upload and tweet @CSUAED via Twitter, a picture of themselves next to one of the 110 plus public access AEDs on campus. These photos will be posted on the CSU AED Facebook page and Twitter account.

The contest will provide an interactive way for all campus community members to become more educated about the locations of AEDs across campus. By uploading a photo of themselves next to an AED on campus, then either tagging CSU AED & CPR on Facebook or tweeting @CSUAED, all student participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of many prizes.

When tagging or tweeting, make sure to include the location where the photo was snapped (i.e. campus building and floor).

All prizes have been donated by these generous CSU AED supporters: the American Red Cross, WorkWell Occupational Medicine, Road 34, Pizza Casbah, Blackjack Pizza, the CSU Bookstore, RamTech, AED Authority, CSU Athletics and Campus Recreation.

The odds of winning are based on the total number of participants. To be eligible for a chance to win, the participant must be a current CSU student. Faculty and staff are not eligible to win prizes.

Other awareness week events

In addition to the AED photo contest, there will be free AED orientation sessions held throughout the week. These sessions are open to all who would like to attend and will educate attendees on the use of an AED. For schedule details, visit the CSU AED & CPR Facebook page.

CSU's AED Program

An AED, or Automatic External Defibrillator, provides an electric shock to a person in sudden cardiac arrest. An AED is safe for any lay person to use, as it won’t allow to the responder to shock a victim who doesn’t need it. Additionally, each AED provides both visual diagrams and audio prompts to guide the responder in successfully attaching the AED to a victim.

Bringing AEDs to the CSU community began in the early 2000’s, with seven AEDs. Now, the program houses 125 units, including 15 that are available to emergency response personnel. Since the program’s inception, AEDs on CSU’s campus have saved two lives and have been involved in numerous other emergency responses. National statistics show that AEDs deployed on site are twice as likely to save a life as those dispatched from emergency services.

The CSU AED Program aims to educate the CSU community on the use and benefit of AEDs, not only on campus, but in the surrounding areas and in commonly attended venues. By providing hands on training and education, the program’s aim is to prepare our community to respond to emergent situations and thereby reduce the number of losses associated with sudden cardiac arrest.

Contact: Erin Rezac
Phone: (970) 491-5110