Next generation
AED management

Help build the most comprehensive registry of AEDs for use during medical emergencies.

When a cardiac emergency strikes, finding an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can help save a life. But that takes knowing where AEDs are located.

PulsePoint AED is a simple-to-use app that enables you to help build the public AED registry in your community – or anywhere!





AEDs that are managed using PulsePoint AED are assessable to emergency dispatchers and disclosed to emergency responders, including nearby citizens trained in CPR and off-duty professionals such as firefighters, paramedics and nurses. Instead of asking the caller if there is an AED available, dispatch center staff can inform callers of nearby lifesaving devices.

There is never a charge to use any aspect of the PulsePoint registry. PulsePoint is a public, non-profit organization providing the app and hosted AED registry as part of its core mission to improve cardiac arrest survival.

Let’s save some lives together.


Community partnership


PulsePoint AED is a simple yet sophisticated tool to record and share AED location information. You can help even before a life is in danger by easily identifying public access AEDs throughout your community. Direct citizen participation can also help create greater location awareness and mindfulness of the important role AEDs play in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.

Once AEDs are identified, their locations can be viewed by anyone using the PulsePoint AED app—or the PulsePoint Respond app—in PulsePoint connected communities.

Problems discovered with AEDs already in the registry, such as a closed business or an AED that is no longer present where shown, can easily be reported right in the app – helping to keep the registry accurate and reliable.


Lifesaving Information


  • With predictive location, details such as business hours, address and telephone number are auto-populated with just a few typed characters – saving time and improving data entry accuracy.
  • Use of satellite imagery and geospatial coordinates allows users to specify precise AED locations enabling rapid map-based retrieval during emergencies.
  • Show AEDs in the context of their surroundings so they’re easier to locate in an emergency.
  • Comprehensive location information including full address, latitude and longitude, and public access restrictions.
  • Business open/closed awareness based on linked public data sources (no need to enter or maintain business operating hours).
  • Management and display of colocated resources including Bleeding Control Kits, Naloxone (Narcan®) and Epinephrine (EpiPen®), including dressing and drug expiration dates.
  • AED owner/coordinator contact information.
  • Extensive AED device and consumable information supporting expiration reminders and manufacturer notices.

AED Registry management


Agency-authorized users can edit the complete AED record using their mobile device – no desktop needed.

  • Add missing information or edit existing data for all registry fields.
  • Approve pending devices.
  • Add or replace device images. 
  • Remove AEDs from the registry.
  • Reposition device location map pins.
  • Add colocated resources.

The registry can also be managed from any browser when a full keyboard and comfortable chair is preferred.

PulsePoint Respond Verified Responders automatically receive PulsePoint AED Admin rights.


How to use

Watch this brief video to see just how easy it is to add an AED to the public AED registry.



In addition to using the PulsePoint AED app, users can report AED locations using a powerful website data entry form. Users simply point their desktop browser to aed.new to report all aspects of their devices and locations. Agencies receive this information for review and verification just as they do from PulsePoint AED. This form can be embedded within an agency website to offer a simple alternative collection method for community members looking to report an AED.


Website AED Location Map

With a single line of HTML, PulsePoint agencies can embed a live, interactive AED location map directly within their website. The data for these maps comes straight from the PulsePoint hosted registry, always reflecting the latest device information. Learn more here.



Built for global scale.

The PulsePoint Registry API (application program interface) allows our partners, such as computer-aided dispatch vendors and emergency medical dispatch solution providers, to programmatically access AED information stored in the registry.

Most current community AED registries are incomplete, out-of-date and inaccessible, providing little value to the community. The PulsePoint Registry API unlocks the lifesaving value of your registry data by putting it to use in multiple ways – likely in ways you haven’t even considered. We are continually looking for new and innovative methods and partners to put AEDs in motion during a sudden cardiac arrest emergency.


Don’t Ask, Inform

Powering ProQA with the exact location of every AED.

Instead of asking the caller if there is an AED available, you can easily inform them of the closest lifesaving devices.

PulsePoint AED integrates with ProQA Paramount allowing dispatchers to inform callers of the exact location of nearby AEDs – directly within the protocol and with no changes to workflow.


How to Use an AED

1. Call 911

Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive, and not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911.

2. Get Prepared

Place AED next to victim. Open/turn on AED. Bare the victim’s chest.

AED Use Step 1

3. Apply Electrode Pads

Apply electrode pads as indicated in the illustration. Be sure to push firmly so that the pads completely adhere to the victim’s chest.

AED Use Step 2

4. Follow Voice Prompts

Follow AED voice commands until emergency medical personnel arrive.

AED Use Step 3