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AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and McMaster University

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that allows the user to provide potentially life saving treatment to someone who is suffering from cardiac arrhythmias.

McMaster Students Union Emergency First Response Team (EFRT)

 

 

The McMaster Students Union Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) is a group of approximately 30 student volunteers who provide emergency medical services to the McMaster Campus, with an average response time of 2-3 minutes.

All responders are certified Emergency Medical Responders, with more senior members being trained in International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), and Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS).

All EFRT responders carry an AED unit when responding to emergency calls.

For emergencies on campus: Dial 88 from any campus phone or dial 905-522-4135 from all other phones.

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