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AED Link on a display console at Allina EMS

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AED Link is Lifesaving Technology

Atrus' AED Link™ system is an innovative, end-to-end SaaS solution that helps 911 dispatch agencies substantially and cost-effectively increase the benefits of publicly placed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) deployed in the community.

Using our National AED Registry and other Atrus managed state or municipal registries, Atrus' AED Link system offers mission-critical registered AED location data to 911 dispatchers in real time. A map display enables dispatchers to know the whereabouts of nearby registered AEDs so they can help those on-scene get these lifesaving devices to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victims faster, thereby increasing the chances that lives will be saved.

In addition, the AED Link system auto-notifies by text or phone any responders who are registered along with their AED asking them to respond to the scene.  Their ability to respond is also relayed to the 911 dipatcher alowing them to be aware of on-scene activity.  No special app is required for use by these responders. 

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How Atrus’ AED Link System Fills a Critical Information Gap

When sudden cardiac arrest strikes, bystanders immediately call 911. However, 911 dispatchers generally lack information about the presence and location of AEDs at or nearby an SCA victim. To address this critical information gap, Atrus created and manages the National AED Registry™ (www.NationalAEDRegistry.com) as well as the AED registries for the States of Maryland and Minnesota as well as Orange County, FL. It is the first and only national database resource specifically designed to help improve SCA survival rates by rapidly linking AEDs, AED users and SCA victims.

The National AED Registry, and the other Registries we manage, are 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 a web-based map showing 911 dispatchers the locations of registered AEDs at and nearby SCA victims.

Public Safety Benefits of the Atrus AED Link System

Today, publicly available AEDs are rarely retrieved and used because bystanders generally can’t see them and 911 dispatchers are unaware they are nearby. In fact, statistics provided by the CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) Registry, a collaborative effort between the CDC and Emory University, 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.

AEDs DON'T SAVE LIVES.  PEOPLE, QUICKLY USING AN AED, SAVE LIVES.  BUT YOU CAN'T USE AN AED IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE ONE IS IN THE TIME OF NEED


To request a copy of our White Paper: 
"People are Dying in Buildings with AEDs! Find out how this can be stopped!"
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