Defibrillators (AED)

Quick help in case of sudden cardiac arrest

In addition to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (chest compressions and ventilation), defibrillation as early as possible is particularly important to save lives in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.

Automated External Defibrillators

The University of Kassel has procured "Automated External Defibrillators" (AED) and installed them at the various locations.

Brief instructions on how to perform resuscitation and use the defibrillator can be found in the Guide to Cardiac Emergencies

Briefing of the first aiders

First responders are trained with the university's own training defibrillator as part of the regular basic first aid courses and training sessions. We would like to continue to offer interested "non-first responders" the opportunity to participate in defibrillator training.
From a group size of about 10 persons we can organize a training for you. If you are interested, please contact us via e-mail.

Contact defibrillators

Gert Kepper
+49 561 804-3830 (phone)

Christina Ebert
+49 561 804-3812 (Phone)

Mode of operation of a defibrillator

A defibrillator (AED) is a medical device that allows medical laypersons to provide immediate first aid in the event of circulatory arrest due to ventricular fibrillation.
The aim of defibrillation is to return the ventricular fibrillation to a normal heartbeat. The defibrillator switches on automatically after the lid is opened and guides the first-aiders through the entire resuscitation process by voice announcement and text display. The device analyzes the patient's heart rhythm and releases defibrillation only when medically necessary. Shock delivery is fully automatic with the devices from the University of Kassel, meaning that first responders are relieved of the responsibility of pressing the shock button.

Defibrillator of the University of Kassel: Powerheart G5

Defibrillator locations

The defibrillators are installed centrally and in places with a high volume of people. The defibrillators are stored in a white wall cabinet marked with the green and white defibrillator notice sign. Inside this cabinet is a motion detector that emits a loud siren sound when the door is opened to indicate a cardiac emergency.
The newest defibrillators are stored in a round green wall cabinet. In an emergency, the hood can be completely removed with a twist.

In the event of a false alarm -if someone has opened the door without there being an emergency- please contact the Uni Kassel emergency number, Tel: 804-2222.

List of defibrillators

University LocationLocation Detail
01Heinrich Plett StreetAVZ II, in hallway opposite gatehouse
02University of the ArtsLecture hall wing, opposite refectory, next to entrance door to janitor's office
03Witzenhausen, Nordbhfstr.Lecture hall and laboratory building, opposite janitor's office
03Witzenhausen, Steinstr.Lecture hall and laboratory building, entrance area
04Wilhelmshöher AlleeEntrance C, in the corridor next to the janitor's office
05DamaschkestrasseTraining and health center, opposite Unifit entrance
06Murhard LibraryIn room 0100 opposite the service counter
07Dutch SquareASL building, ground floor, in the corridor to the elevator
07Dutch SquareCampus Center, entrance area opposite the information desk
07Dutch Squareat the Info-Point
07Dutch SquareEngineering I, entrance Holländischer Platz, at lecture hall 0117
07Dutch SquareEngineering II, 2nd floor, next to elevator
07Dutch SquareEngineering III, entrance Gießhaus, next to entrance Hausmeisterei
07Dutch SquareStudierendenhaus, ground floor staircase east, opposite dye works emergency exit
07Holländischer PlatzUniversity library, in the entrance area next to the card reader
07Dutch SquareUni administration, ground floor, next to elevator
07Hochschul-BezügestelleRudolf-Schwander-Str. 12, ground floor, next to elevator
08Frankenhausen DomainBuilding B7, Experimental Research