Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Smartphone App for the medically trained

A smartphone app has been developed that aims to help doctors improve patient survival rates during medical emergencies.

The GoodSAM app intends to alert those with medical training to nearby emergencies so that potentially life-saving interventions can be given before the arrival of emergency services.

If you are a doctor, nurse, paramedic or registered first aider, you can register as a Good Samaritan.

For more information, visit the GoodSAM website, or download the brochure (pdf).

(For more background information, see this article at the BMA.)