publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

The use of trained volunteers in the response to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest - the GoodSAM experience.

Gavin D Perkins; Bridget Dicker; Christopher Matthew Smith;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: Resuscitation, volume 121, pages 123-126 (issn: 0300-9572, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
In England, fewer than 1 in 10 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive to hospital discharge. This could be substantially improved by increasing bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator use.\ud \ud GoodSAM is a mobile-phone, app-based system, alerting trained individuals to nearby cardiac arrests. ‘Responders’ can be notified by bystanders using the GoodSAM ‘Alerter’ function. In London, when a 999 call-handler identifies cardiac arrest, in addition to dispatching the usual professional resources, London Ambulance Service automatically activates nearby GoodSAM responders.\ud \ud This article discusses the development of...
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