Inspired by the heroic efforts of Duke EMS students to successfully save a professor who underwent cardiac arrest in the Link last year, four new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been installed throughout Perkins and Rubenstein Libraries.
The AEDs are now active and ready to be deployed in case of emergency. Instructions on how to operate the devices are available at each location. The locations are as follows:
- 1st Floor, Rubenstein Library: Between the women’s restroom and the elevator
- 3rd Floor, Rubenstein Library: Between the women’s restroom and the elevator
- Lower Level 1, Perkins Library: The Link, next to Fish Staircase
- 3rd Floor, Perkins Library: Next to Fish Staircase
Upon opening the AED wall box, an audible alarm will sound alerting personnel in the area that the AED was removed.
Through these installations, we hope to improve safety and emergency response time for everyone who works and studies in the Duke University Libraries.