Early access to defibrillation program

Garry White, Ambulance Tasmania

The Early Access to Defibrillation Program (EADP) was developed by Ambulance Tasmania to coordinated the use of AED recourses available within the Tasmanian community. Since its inception in July 2014, the registry has grown to hold over 660 AEDs, by far the largest per capita AED database in the country. Registered AED owners have now been notified of cardiac arrests on many occasions, delivery lifesaving care prior to the arrival of Ambulance resources, saving many Tasmanian lives. This presentation describes the development, implementation and subsequent use of the database and notification system.