The Alberta Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) Program promotes increased survival from sudden cardiac arrest by encouraging communities and supporting the public to:

  • Make Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) available in publicly accessible areas
  • Register AEDs with the free AHS Heart-Safe.ca database
  • Share AED locations with 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Services Dispatch
  • Take Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training
  • Use an AED at a medical emergency

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posted on May 01, 2024 Heart Failure Awareness Week
Heart Failure Awareness Week is May 5-11, 2024. 
 
Learn more about Heart Failure by registering for the upcoming Heart Failure Awareness Week 2024 Webinar: It's Not Normal to be Breathless presented by the Heart and Stroke and Heartlife Foundation on May 7, 2024.

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posted on January 15, 2024 Heart Safe is now using What 3 Words to help you identify the location of your AED!
What 3 Words (W3W) is a geocoding system, similar to latitude/longitude. Rather than using a series of number to identify location coordinates, W3W uses words which makes it easier to share and communicate.

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posted on December 06, 2023 Obstacles that can interfere with AED use
While AEDs are designed to be user-friendly, they do have some limitations. Much like any technology, certain conditions can limit an AEDs ability to function properly and assist the patient as intended. Make sure you’re familiar with the circumstances below, and how to avoid them interfering with your use of an AED.

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posted on June 16, 2023 AED Batteries: What you need to know
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the batteries for your AED.

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posted on February 11, 2023 How to maintain your AED
Maintaining your AED may feel confusing, and even overwhelming. Don’t worry! Heart Safe is here to help. Here you will find helpful information and supports that will help you keep your AED in proper working order.

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posted on January 23, 2023 Supporting your Mental Health after dealing with a medical emergency
Dealing with intense medical emergencies can have a profound impact on Rescuers. Read more about available resources and supports.

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posted on November 16, 2022 Preventing AED Theft
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for AEDs to be stolen. Consider these suggestions on how to safeguard your AED, while keeping it easily accessible for emergencies.

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posted on October 06, 2022 What is in a Responder Kit and what is it used for?
This kit should be stored with your AED and contains tools that are essential to help you manage a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

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posted on August 24, 2022 What to do after your AED has been utilized in an Emergency
Read more about the steps to follow to get your AED back in working order after it has been used in an emergency.

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posted on January 01, 2020 AED Map and Site Listings
The Alberta PAD Program is excited to display this map of Alberta highlighting the location of over 4,000 registered AEDs

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