About Us

ABOUT US

The mission of AED Institute is to promote within the community, the science and education of early defibrillation and CPR.  We are a Honolulu-based distributor of AEDs and AED accessories. We offer American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and American Safety & Health Institute training. We can assist you with everything you need to make your business, school or home, heart safe. From purchasing an AED to training, we strive to provide the absolute best customer service and Aloha. We want you to be ready in the event of a cardiac emergency, whether you live on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Molokai or Lanai, we offer our services statewide!

Why choose us?

  • AED Institute is a Hawaii based company with 16 years of AED experience. 
  • A representative can do a site walk to determine how many AEDs you will need and where they should be placed for easiest access and use. 
  • We offer competitive pricing and can price match.
  • We carry AED parts and accessories on Oahu for quick and easy purchasing.
  • We offer an AED Readiness Program to ensure the AEDs are always ready to use.
  • Our certified American Heart Association and American Safety & Health Institute instructors can provide on site CPR and AED training to your staff.


Our History:

Pamela Foster is a registered nurse who worked most of her career in the emergency department. In 2004, Pam launched a new company, AED Institute of America, with a hope to educate the community and promote early bystander CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) in the public setting. To date AED Institute has implemented 100s Public Access Defibrillation Programs with 1,000s of AEDs and annually educates tens of thousands of citizens in the life saving skill of CPR. AED Institute is the largest distributor of AEDs in Hawaii, California, American Samoa, and Guam.

In September 2006, Pam accepted a contract to implement one of our country’s most complex Public Access Defibrillation Programs, the State of Hawaii-Department of Transportation Airports Division AED Program, Operation Stay’N Alive. The Hawaii based AED program expands to thirteen airports on six islands and offers free training to any airport user. Operation Stay’N Alive has won both state and national awards for the success of the program.

In 2010 Pam turned her attention to teaching CPR to a new group of students; 5th graders.  Kids4CPR, formerly Hawaii HEART Foundation, is a 501©3 non-profit organization with a mission to improve the survival rate of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) victims in Hawaii.  Kids4CPR’s goal is to offer free hands-on CPR training to all students, teachers, parents, staff, anyone wanting to know the lifesaving skill.  To date the foundation has trained for over 100,000 elementary school students at no cost to the schools.  Pam knows “The children are our future and they will turn the survival rates upside down.”

Pam has two additional local foundations she has helped launch, Big Wave Risk Assessment Group (BWRAG) and Heart Start Hawaii Foundation (HSHF). BWRAG teaches surf risk assessment, safety, and first aid plus CPR/AED to the big wave surfers and they in turn teach the skills around the world. HSHF raises funds to place AEDs in all public schools within Hawaii.

Pam’s passion to save lives is contagious and with her staff and instructors, they are leading the way to turn our survival rates upside down through educating the community and implementing AED Programs in all areas of Hawaii.