Defibs Save Lives
Does your workplace, clinic or community have an AED?
Share the location and information with us today and we will register the location on our AED Map located below.
AED Map (Coming Soon)
Every year in the US approximately 360,000 people will suffer out of hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), that is almost 1,000 people per day.
During Sudden Cardiac Arrest: CPR alone, SURVIVAL = 9%
where as with CPR + AED combined, SURVIVAL = over 50%
If someone suffers SCA it is vital that an AED is located and used as quickly as possible, not only to ensure survival, but also to limit damage caused while the brain is without oxygen.
The Arrhythmia Alliance #DefibsSaveLives program wants to keep the community HeartSafe and ensure that everyone knows where their nearest AED is located. Anyone can use an AED, even a child. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes, therefore it is vital that children learn about AEDs from a young age so that they are familiar and comfortable with their use and locations - you cannot cause any further harm by using an AED, but you can SAVE A LIFE.
Download and print our AED Hunt map (see below) as a fun activity to help teach children all about AEDs.
The map shows six examples of places where you can usually find AEDs. As they find an AED in each location, allow them to mark it with a sticker and list details about the AED in the boxes provided. Once FIVE AEDs have been found, submit your map to us for a chance to win a prize!
|Find AED and place sticker on map.||Answer the questions in the boxes.||Send your completed map back to us!|
Mail your map to us:
Send your map and any pictures of the AEDs you have found to;
Arrhythmia Alliance, P.O. BOX 5507, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29938
Email your map to us:
If you want to keep your map, you can send a picture or scan it in and email us; firstname.lastname@example.org
Share your map on social media:
Share a photograph of your map with an AED you found on social media (Facebook or Instagram), don't forget to tag us too: @arrhythmiaalliance and use the hastags #DefibsSaveLives #AEDHunt
What is an AED?
AED is the short name for an Automated External Defibrillator, (or-tow-may-ted ex-tur-nul dee-fib-ril-ay-tor).
An AED is a small portable machine, with it's own battery, that safely gives an electric shock to make the heart start beating again.
To help your child learn more about AEDs, download our 'What is an AED' Children's booklet, CLICK HERE
Why do we need AEDs?
When the heart stops beating an AED can help get it started again. Using an AED together with CPR is the only way to restart the heart's natural rhythm. AEDs help to save people's lives if their heart stops beating.
Where can I find an AED?
AEDs are very common and can usually be found in most public places. Some examples include;
What do AEDs look like?
AEDs can be all different shapes, sizes and colors. Here are some examples of the most common types of AEDs: