Help Save Lives

Welcome to the EHS AED Registry Program. Through the promotion of AEDs and increasing CPR and AED awareness, the EHS AED Registry program is committed to helping save lives in Nova Scotia and beyond. The core function of the registry is to help improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates by rapidly linking AEDs, AED responders and sudden cardiac arrest patients. The registry works with members of the general public to help register publicly accessible and private AEDs to create a database that will notify volunteer responders when an AED is needed during an emergency. The registry is integrated with our Medical Communication Centre and, if all conditions are met, the Medical Communication Officer will advise you of the nearby AED during a cardiac emergency. The registry will also send AED inspectors maintenance and expiry notifications, ensuring that their device is always maintained and up-to-date.

The registry has enabled an automated, online approach to maintaining and tracking AEDs in Nova Scotia. Managed by Emergency Health Services (EHS), the program uses National AED Registry and AED Link to support this important initiative.

While the registry deals with AEDs, it is important to note that an AED is only one link in the Chain of Survival. Calling 911 and performing CPR are equally two very important links to someone’s chance of survival and are also promoted under our program.

Goals for the EHS AED Registry Program include:

  • Promote an increased quantity of AEDs throughout the province
  • Ensure that all registered AEDs in Nova Scotia are properly maintained and up-to-date
  • Increase awareness that early CPR and AEDs can save a life
  • Promote CPR and AED training
  • Increase survival rates for sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

A sudden cardiac arrest can happen anywhere. Are you prepared?