GoodSAM Launches in Scotland!

Posted by | 15 Oct 2022

The RRG team and the SALFS project supported the launch of the GoodSAM app by the Scottish Ambulance Service on 14th October 2022 to mark the World Restart a Heart Day.

The application has been live for the last few years but only off-duty registered medical professionals could become the first responders in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases. The app has now opened to anyone with CPR skills in Scotland.

How does it work?

After the initial registration, the user gets an alert if they are nearby a reported cardiac arrest and they can accept or decline the call. Once on the scene, they will support the CPR delivery until the paramedics arrive.

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