Guidelines and Recommendations
The new AHA guidelines have recommended communities reach out to citizen volunteers to help in the early treatment of SCA, before the arrival of EMS.
The National AED Registry™ is the first and only national database resource specifically designed to help improve SCA survival rates by rapidly linking AEDs, AED users and SCA victims.
The Registry serves as a repository of important data about AEDs and related AED program personnel and infrastructure, including information about:
Organizations that are registered in the National AED Registry™ receive the benefits of being available for EMS / 911 location services where available through the AEDLink Dispatch software.
THE NEED FOR RAPID OUT-OF-HOSPITAL DEFIBRILLATION
According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrest strikes up to 350,000 victims each year in the US alone. Up to 85% of those occur outside the hospital setting. The most important variable impacting SCA survival rates is the time it takes to deliver the first AED shock. Public health research describes the importance of delivering the first shock within 3 minutes of the moment an individual experiences SCA.
To meet this public health objective, AEDs have placed in many public settings.
Despite the rapidly growing number of publicly placed AEDs, and the need for AEDs to be retrieved and used rapidly, states and localities often lack the infrastructure to reliably and effectively track and monitor AED deployment. Further, 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers handling SCA events generally lack critical information about the presence and location of these life-saving devices.
THE CRITICAL NEED FOR 9-1-1 AGENCY AED LOCATION KNOWLEDGE
Today, publicly available AEDs are rarely retrieved and used because bystanders can’t see them and 9-1-1 dispatchers are typically unaware they are nearby. In fact, public access AEDs are only used to help an estimated 5% of all SCA victims – typically only when a device is clearly visible within about 50 feet of the victim’s location. Dispatcher knowledge of the whereabouts of nearby AEDs can increase the effective coverage range of each AED from 50 feet (direct line of sight) to 600 feet (available at a brisk minute walk). Knowing AED location information enables 9-1-1 agencies to help increase the number of times AEDs are used.
ABOUT AED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES
To address AED information challenges faced by state and local agencies, and to help make publicly placed AEDs more rapidly available and more frequently used, we have developed the National AED Registry™.
Your AED program registration is almost complete. To finish, you must verify your account before you can log in and use the registry.
A message has been sent to your email inbox. Please follow the instructions below to complete your registration.
1) Go to the email inbox you used during registration.
2) Open the AED Registry confirmation email with the title 'ACTION REQUIRED: AED Registry Registration Confirmation'
3) Click on the link in the email to be redirected back to the AED registry site to log in and complete your registration.
1) Check to see if the message was caught by a junk mail or spam filter in your email application. Please make sure you are not blocking emails from
, 'sendgrid.info', or 'sendgrid.me'.
2) Check to see if the email was blocked by junk mail or spam filters in use by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Please make sure they are not blocking the domains listed above.
3) Resend the confirmation email by attempting to log into the AED Registry using the account you set up and then choose the 'Resend Confirmation Email' option.
4) If you still have not received a confirmation email from the AED Registry, please fill out a support ticket using the 'Contact Us' link on the main AED Registry Page (www.nationalaedregistry.com).