App alerts med­i­cal help be­fore am­bu­lance

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

SMART­PHONES could save lives with a new app for first re­spon­ders.

St John Am­bu­lance Western Aus­tralia is us­ing the free St John First Re­spon­der app to en­list qual­i­fied first aiders who can re­spond to some­one in dis­tress be­fore the am­bu­lance ar­rives.

The app is de­signed to alert reg­is­tered users, such as off­duty paramedics, doc­tors, nurses and trained mem­bers of the pub­lic to in­ci­dents oc­cur­ring within 500m of them.

These in­ci­dents in­clude events such as car­diac ar­rest, burns and al­ler­gic re­ac­tions.

The app also lists the lo­ca­tion of reg­is­tered de­fib­ril­la­tors nearby.

Search “St John first re­spon­der” at app stores.

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