We all know someone or perhaps seeing someone who has had a heart attack and at a time like this every second counts to intervene. The AED is now becoming a more prominent sight around the country and I have noticed this myself of late with them being more accessible and visible and companies having them on their premises.
But just say you bump into someone going into cardiac arrest and you do not know where the nearest AED is until a First responder arrives to perform CPR? OK we do have situations when someone would know CPR but its not always the case.. This app can help and you can also help to by placing your AED on the map be it in your local hometown or community or business.
Staying Alive provides defibrillator mapping and citizen responders management. The App is available in 18 languages and maps over 120.000 defibrillators worldwide. There was talk of such an app a year or two ago here in Ireland but I have not yet seen it,this subject was recently on the radio too on knowing how to perform CPR and having some knowledge of your nearest AED. This app is crowdfunded so you can play your part and add one to the map.
– AED location : locate the 10 closest AEDs near you or in a specific address, through the use of a live database that is updated each time you launch the application.
– Reporting of new AED.
You can post new defibrillators and now even edit existing ones.
– Citizen Responders network: If you are trained to CPR you can register through the App as a Citizen Responder. You can then be notified by the EMS in case of cardiac arrest near you to provide CPR. Staying Alive First Responder technology works in France, Belgium and Switzerland so far.
– The reminding of CPR gesture with video illustration of the survival chain “Call, Start CPR, Shock and wait for help”
– A practical guide on the use of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
– An “Emergency” mode that will help you to make the right things in the right order. The new emergency mode detects automatically the local number depending on you location.
Download the app below on Android and iOS