How can people be directed towards the nearest AED during a sudden cardiac arrest situation?

Our integration is more complicated than simply telling someone where the nearest AED is. It involves a complicated algorithm from the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch in which directing someone to the nearest AED will depend on the distance from the bystander to the AED as well as if there are other bystanders on scene.

If the right conditions are met and there is an AED nearby, the Medical Communication Officer will advise a bystander to get a nearby AED.

You may also have some volunteer responders coming to your location with an AED based on a computerized notification to their cell phone, also based on this integration.

Of course, other trained first responders will also be en route once that phone call is made which is why calling 911 is crucial in these scenarios.