Article posted on November 29, 2018

Has the AED at Your Site Been Used for a Suspected Sudden Cardiac Arrest Recently?

Alberta Health Services would like to know when a publically accessible AED has been deployed to a sudden cardiac arrest event. This information is useful for determining where AEDs are being used, and the conditions that lead to successful resuscitations.

When AED use is reported, we would like to help by reimbursing sites for the cost of a standard set of electrode pads. AHS will only reimburse current members of the PAD (Public Access to Defibrillation) Program for a standard set of pads that costs between $45 to $190 each.

Please note that we are unable to reimburse pads for Medical First Response Agencies (i.e.: Fire Departments) and Alberta Health Services facilities. Also, this offer is not intended to cover the cost of replacement for expired pads.

If an AED has been used at or nearby your site we encourage you to submit a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Report as soon as possible after the event has occurred. 

If you can answer “YES” to all the criteria below, please submit a report.

♥ Person was found unconscious, unresponsive and not breathing

♥ AED was brought to the person who collapsed           

Submitting a report is quick and simple:

Go online at heart-safe.ca , login to your Heartsafe account and click on the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Report icon

If you are having trouble please contact the PAD team directly at PAD@ahs.ca 

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2018


Calgary, Alberta, Canada