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Defibrillator, an external and portable electronic device that diagnoses and can correct arrhythmia of the heart automatically (aka Automated External Defibrillator, AED) Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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Status: approvedPage for proposal


Defibrillators tagged in OSM are  automated external defibrillator (AED), a first-aid device that automates the process of diagnosing life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia and performing defibrillation. Automated external defibrillators can be found in a growing number of public places, although they are sometimes restricted to use by persons with formal first-aid training.

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Remember to call emergency services immediately in case of life-threatening situations (probably even before trying to locate an AED) [1].


This feature was previously tagged as emergency=aed or medical=aed but a new poll showed that the plain word is preferred to its abbreviation; see Proposed features/automated external defibrillator.

Tags to use in combination

  • opening_hours=*, if the defibrillator is only accessible during certain opening hours.
  • phone=*, number of the location responsible for the device.
  • emergency:phone=*, emergency number responsible in this area
  • defibrillator=manual, if the device is not automated (e.g., in hospitals emergencies).
  • defibrillator:location=*, a textual description where the device is located (e.g., "in the porter's lounge"). Formerly aed:location; if you are a data user, please recognize both.
  • defibrillator:location:<lang>=* (e.g. defibrillator:location:en=*), multilingual textual descriptions. Useful in multilingual areas, and/or for adding a description in a widely understood language such as English.
  • access=*, if the access to the device is restricted.
  • indoor=*, if the defibrillator is mounted on a wall, clarify with this tag whether it is the external or internal side of the wall.
  • description=*, if there is something special about this defibrillator.


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