August 9, 2017


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 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 publically accessible AEDs to create a database that will notify responders when an AED is needed during an 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 registry has partnered with National AED Registry and AED Link to support this important initiative. As this program continues to expand, the EHS AED Registry will be introduced in two phases. This is to ensure that we are taking the right steps to maintain quality and functionality of the 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?