Ireland/Health/AEDs

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AEDs are a crucial aid in enabling individuals to survive an Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA). As of 2019, ~1800 AEDs (of an estimated 10,000 deployed) are known to the National Ambulance Service of Ireland. In Northern Ireland, ~ 2313 AEDs are known to Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

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AEDs
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Contacts: Donal Hunt
Parent project: Ireland

This is an effort to map all the AEDs in Ireland with a view of supporting the community first responder (CFR) organisations in Ireland. We intend to partner with the relevant organisations that maintain databases of deployed AEDs.


Knowledge shared by the National Ambulance Service of Ireland (NAS) indicated that most AEDs are privately owned and managed. Governance and management is done at a local level in most cases (e.g. local shop, community group, hospital, pharmacy, etc).

There are generally two types of AEDs deployed in Ireland:

  • Static - stored in a fixed location (typically in a cabinet fixed to the wall inside or outside).
  • Mobile - stored in a vehicle for rapid deployment (e.g. if the emergency services contact a community first responder).


Data Protection

We need to be conscious that many AEDs are owned and maintained by individuals and they may not want to their details made public (being contactable by emergency services is a specific consent). We will follow the general practice of mapping what is on the ground and respect private property where appropriate.

Tagging

Tagging guidance is available at emergency=defibrillator.

For the purposes of this project we will ensure AEDs are tagged with the following attributes:

Partner organisations

As we develop the project and engage organisations, we should capture the information here...

Organisations
Organisation Point of contact Contacted Status Notes
CFR Ireland John Fitzgerald Yes Pending 2020-11-02: John Mack to contact John to establish interest
National Ambulance Service -- Yes Contact established The 2019 OHCAR annual report indicates the NAS is currently aware of ~ 1800 AEDs in Ireland.

2021-05-14: Donal Hunt contacted the NAS to enquire about releasing their register under FOI.

2021-06-14: Donal Hunt had a lengthy conversation with a contact in the NAS (name to follow). AED data has a complex governance and management history. Most AEDs are privately owned (individuals, organisations) and knowledge of their maintenance history is limited. There is currently no official registry in Ireland. While the NAS does have a dataset it is not in a shareable state due to design / data protection (no consent for sharing the data outside the NAS).

Progress

AEDs on the island of Ireland
Date # in Ireland # in Northern Ireland Total
2020-11-02 239 58 297
2020-12-14 255 57 312
2021-01-06 262 57 319
2021-02-02 265 57 322
2021-03-01 273 58 331
2021-04-03 275 43 318
2021-05-01 283 43 326
2021-06-01 305 43 348
2021-09-01 357 44 401
2021-10-01 383 44 427
2021-11-01 392 44 436
2021-12-07 400 44 444
2022-01-06 405 44 449
2022-02-01 412 44 456
2022-03-01 421 45 466
2022-04-03 440 45 485
2022-04-30 444 45 489
2022-06-05 461 47 508
2022-07-04 473 48 521
2022-08-01 489 48 537
2022-09-01 505 48 553
2022-10-01 531 121 652
2022-11-01 542 122 664
2022-12-01 591 126 717
2022-01-01

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