SAFE LA PLATA HAS PARTNERED WITH
ATRUS AED LINK SYSTEM
When someone suffers sudden cardiac
arrest only minutes are available to save that life. During these precious
few minutes defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator
(AED) can make all the difference. That is why Heart Safe La Plata has
installed Atrus AED Link
at the Durango-La Plata 911 Dispatch Center. The Atrus National
AED Registry is the first and only national database resource
specifically designed to help improve sudden cardiac arrest survival
rates by rapidly deploying publicly available AEDs and registered responders
to the scenes of a cardiac emergency. The AED Link system automatically
calls the trained responders for all AEDs located near the sudden cardiac
Nationally, publicly accessible AEDs are
used to help about one-half of one percent of all sudden cardiac arrest
victims - typically only when a device is within 50 feet of the victim's
location. Our local response rate is higher because of the wide distribution
of AEDs and responders in La Plata County. Now, with the new partnership
with ATRUS, we expect the effective range of AED deployment to
increase from 50 feet to nearly a quarter of a mile. The goal is to
dramatically increase the number of times AEDs are used to near 40%
of cardiac arrest incidents.
Following a 911 call for a cardiac arrest,
AED Link will automatically contact nearby registered responders
at the same time professional rescue organizations are being dispatched.
Generally the citizen responders and their AEDs will arrive several
critical minutes before the ambulances and paramedics. There is no limit
to the number of phone numbers we can list. All we ask is that you be
CPR certified and willing to respond. To register your phone number(s)
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Automatic Calls to Responders
For those who want a voice phone call, the system will say
"Hello. This is a message
from the National AED Registry. Immediately retrieve the nearest defibrillator
and proceed to <Event Address Given>. A potential Sudden Cardiac
Arrest has been reported at the location. Again, the address is <Event
Address Given>. If you are able to respond, please press 4. If you
are unable to assist, press 6. Press star to hear the address again."
For those who want a text message, the system will say
"A cardiac arrest has been
reported at <Event Address Given>. Please replay with "OK"
and retrieve the nearest AED if you are able to assist. Otherwise, text
"NA". Link to map: <Event Address is given via link to view
of Google Map>"