SCA & AED Programs

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Essentially, the heart’s electrical systems malfunctions. The heart unexpectedly and abruptly stops beating. It is generally caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called Ventricular Fibrillation.

Who is at risk?
SCA is a global killer. Only 5-10% of victims survive. Every minute of every day SCA claims a victim. It strikes without warning. Although the average age of victims is 65, it strikes everyone... even the young and athletic!

What is an AED?What is an AED?

Short for "Automated External Defibrillator", an AED:

  • Automatically analyzes the patient's heart rhythm.
  • Determines whether a shock is needed.
  • Uses voice and screen prompts to guide the rescuer through the process.

Defibrillation is the only effective treatment of Ventricular Fibrillation. It reorganizes the chaotic electrical activity of the heart and returns it to a normal rhythm. CPR is not enough.

You cannot count on saving a life with CPR as it is a temporary measure for maintaining oxygen to the brain. Defibrillation is necessary to re-establish a regular heartbeat.

AEDs are designed to be used by anyone with minimal training. Communities are placing AEDs wherever people gather ... including in the workplace, airports, hotels and casinos, golf courses, sports arenas, shopping centers, schools and public buildings.

First Nation HeartSave Program

First Nation HeartSave™

AED Advantage has identified a need within the Aboriginal community that was not being addressed and developed the First Nation HeartSave™ Program as a response, the first and only program of its kind in Canada.

Program Options

Clinical Program:
A stationary AED in the health clinic for use by the nurses.

Public Access Program:
A mobile AED for use by trained volunteers.

Community Program:
Both a stationary and a mobile AED available in the community.

Expansion Program:
Additional AEDs located in community buildings including recreational facilities, fire halls and businesses.

Program Benefits

  • A comprehensive design for First Nation Community needs.
  • An assisted needs assessment process.
  • Funding proposal development assistance.
  • Certified training delivery.
  • Ongoing program support and quality aftercare.

Please contact us for more information on implementing a program to suit your needs.

AED Program Steps8 Steps to Building a Successful AED Program

We can help you develop an effective program, every step of the way.

Step 1 - Understand the Opportunity:
Educate key members on healthy lifestyles and key concerns of sudden cardiac arrest.

Step 2 - Plan the Program:
Profile existing health services, analyze AED needs and strategies and develop an appropriate HeartSave™ Program.

Step 3 - Solve for Potential Obstacles:
Define the approval process and decision makers. Identify internal and external funding requirements, potential HeartSave™ responders and medical direction

Step 4 - Develop Support:
Educate decision makers and volunteers. Develop funding strategy and proposals.

Step 5 - Approve the Program:
Internal budget approval. External funding approval. Contract for program implementation.

Step 6 - Build Capacity:
Train the Heart Save responders. Finalize the HeartSave™ response plan.

Step 7 - Start the Program:
Place the AEDs. Display the HeartSave™ certificate and signage. Coordinate with the local ambulance service.

Step 8 - Quality Aftercare:
Schedule recertification of responders. Schedule servicing of AEDs. Have professional medical analysis of AED response incidents.

Contact us for more information on building and implementing an AED program that's right for you!


ALS Accessories
Edge System Electrodes with QUIK-COMBO® Connector
EDGE System Pediatric RTS Electrodes with QUIK-COMBO® Connector
Lifepak 20 NiMH Rechargeable Internal Battery
Cleartrace Adult ECG Electrodes - 3 Pack
ECG Strip Chart Recorder Paper, 50mm, Box of 3 Rolls
ECG Strip Chart Recorder Paper, 100mm, Box of 2 Rolls
Physio-Control LIFEPAK AEDs
LIFEPAK® Express Defibrillator
LIFEPAK® CR Plus Semi or Fully Automatic Defibrillator
LIFEPAK® CR2 Semi or Fully Automatic Defibrillator
LIFEPAK® 1000 Defibrillator
LIFEPAK® 1000 Defibrillator with ECG
Physio-Control LIFEPAK AED Accessories
Lifepak CR Plus Charge-Pak Kit
Lifepak Express Charge Pak Kit
Lifepak Infant/Child Reduced Energy Electrode Starter Kit
Lifepak Infant/Child Reduced Energy Electrodes
QUIK-COMBO® Adult Defibrillation/ECG Electrode Pads
Lifepak 1000 Non-rechargeable 5 Year Battery
Lifepak 500 Non-rechargeable 4 Year Battery
AED Rescue Pak
CR Plus/Express Wall Mount Bracket
Lifepak 1000 and 500 Wall Mount Bracket
AED Metal Wall Bracket
CR Plus/Express Hard-Shell Water-Tight Carrying Case
CR Plus/Express Airtight Waterproof Hard Shell Case
Lifepak 1000 Hard Shell, Water Tight Carrying Case
CR Plus/Express Soft Shell Carrying Case
Lifepak 1000 Soft Shell Carrying Case
CR Plus Trainer Package
Adult Quik-Pak Training Electrode Set
Replacement Adult Training Electrodes
Infant/Child AED Training Set
Replacement Infant/Child Training Electrodes
NEW Lifepak 1000 Training System
AED Three-Way Sign
AED Two-Way Sign
AED Flat Sign
Surface Mount Alarmed Cabinet
HeartSine Samaritan AEDs & Accessories
HeartSine Samaritan 350P
HeartSine Samaritan 360P
HeartSine Samaritan 500P
HeartSine Samaritan Adult Pad-Pak
HeartSine Samaritan Adult Pad-Pak for Aviation
HeartSine Samaritan Pediatric Pad-Pak
Defibtech Products
Lifeline 5-year battery Pack
Lifeline 7-year battery Pack
Lifeline 9V Lithium Battery
Lifeline Adult Defibrillation Pads
Lifeline Pediatric Defibrillation Pads
Lifeline VIEW Adult Defibrillation Pads
Lifeline VIEW Pediatric Defibrillation Pads
Lifeline VIEW 4-year Replacement Battery Pack
Lifeline VIEW Soft Carrying Case
AED Rescue Pak
Lifeline Data Card Reader
Lifeline Medium and Large Capacity Data Card
Lifeline Medium and Large Capacity Data Card with Audio
Lifeline to Physio-Control Lifepak Quik-Combo Pad Adaptor
Lifeline to Zoll M-Series Pad Adapter
Lifeline Standalone Trainer Package
Training Conversion Package DCF-E303T
Lifeline Adult Training Pad Package
Lifeline Adult Training Pads (5 pack)
Lifeline Pediatric Training Pad Package
Lifeline Pediatric Training Pads (5 pack)
Lifeline Rechargeable Training Battery Pack
Lifeline Training Battery Charger
Lifeline Training Remote Control
Lifeline AED Soft Carry Case
Lifeline AED Trainer Soft Carry Case
Lifeline Wall Mount Bracket
AED Metal Wall Bracket
AED Three-Way Sign
Surface Mount Alarmed Cabinet
AED Two-Way Sign
AED Flat Sign
Cardiac Science Products
Powerheart G5 Intellisense Adult Defibrillation Pads
Powerheart G5 Intellisense Adult Defibrillation Pads, CPR Feedback Device
Powerheart G5 Intellisense Pediatric Defibrillation Pads
Powerheart G3 Adult Defibrillation Pads
Powerheart G3 Pediatric Defibrillation Pads
Powerheart G3 AED IntelliSense Battery
Powerheart G5 Trainer
AED Metal Wall Bracket
Surface Mount Alarmed Cabinet
Philips Accessories
Philips HeartStart SMART Pads Cartridge
Philips HeartStart Replacement Battery
Philips HeartStart FRx SMART PADS II
ZOLL Accessories
ZOLL Pedi-padz II