The number of cardiac arrests is still aggravatingly high, however according to WHO: 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable. FirstAED is a ground-braking Danish innovation that is significantly increasing chances of survival after cardiac arrest.
The arrival of aid in crucial in case of cardiac arrests , nonetheless the current system may have difficulties finding the nearest available first responder. Closest first responders are typically contacted according to location for place of work, meanwhile it is not always relevant: for example when they across town dealing with another patient. Since FirstAED is using the first responders’ actual GPS location the application is able to find the geographically closest first responders in case of emergency.
The system alerts the responders in team structure. The nearest first responder takes care of the patient and provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), another first responder retrieves the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED), finally a third first responder alerts the ambulance and the relatives.
In Germany the H-E-R-Z network already chose to implement the life saving Danish app in order to reduce the CPR response time and save more lives.
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