About the National AED Registry and AED Link

The National AED Registry enhances your ability to help sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victims

The National AED Registry is a robust data repository containing information about the presence and location of registered, publicly accessible AEDs. This information is used by the AED Link system to generate and transmit a GIS map layer showing emergency medical dispatchers the locations of registered AEDs near SCA victims.

Registering your AEDs can help save lives in your community by letting participating emergency response agencies know where your AEDs are located so they can be found and used quickly when needed.

Registering may also help you comply with state and local AED notification and registration requirements, as well as provide you with free timely email reminders such as when to check AEDs and when batteries and electrodes may need to be replaced.

AED Link enhances the reach of 911 dispatchers to enable more rapid lifesaving automated external defibrillator (AED) response to the community

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AED Link expands the reach of emergency medical dispatchers to enable faster lifesaving automated external defibrillator (AED) response within the community.

This free service is made available to you by ZOLL Medical Corporation. AED Link rapidly links Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims, AEDs, and trained AED responders in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Once this system is activated in your community you will have the opportunity to voluntarily respond with this potential life saving device by becoming a volunteer citizen responder.

By using AED location information to substantially expand the coverage range of public access AEDs, AED Link helps reduce the time to defibrillation in public settings and increases the frequency of AED use.

The AED Link™ system is an innovative, end-to-end solution that helps emergency medical dispatch agencies substantially and cost-effectively increase the benefits of publicly placed automated external defibrillators deployed in the community.

  • Publicly available AEDs are rarely retrieved and used because bystanders generally can't see them and emergency medical dispatchers are unaware they are nearby.
  • Statistics provided by the CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) Registry indicate that publicly available AEDs are used less than 5% of the time when needed and available. As a result, SCA victims are dying at locations at or nearby publicly placed AEDs.