EMER­GENCY APP AIMS TO SAVE MORE LIVES

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS -

The Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and Mareeba Ad­vanced Care Para­medic, Tony Virzi is urg­ing res­i­dents to down­load the Emer­gency+ App on their mo­bile de­vice to be found quickly in an emer­gency. By tak­ing a few min­utes to down­load the Emer­gency+ App now, crit­i­cal time could be saved in an emer­gency. Call­ing Triple Zero (000) can be very con­fronting when faced with a se­ri­ously in­jured per­son in need of ur­gent med­i­cal help. More stress can be added to the sit­u­a­tion if the caller does not know where they are, which can eas­ily be the case when trav­el­ling in an un­fa­mil­iar area. By hav­ing the Emer­gency+ App ready on your mo­bile de­vice and know­ing how to use it, our Emer­gency Med­i­cal Dis­patch­ers (EMD) can di­rect help to you quickly. The Emer­gency+ App works on iOS, An­droid and Win­dows de­vices and dis­plays co­or­di­nates de­rived from the smart­phone’s GPS func­tion. Th­ese co­or­di­nates must then be read out to the EMD to pin­point the pa­tient’s ex­act lo­ca­tion. In an emer­gency sec­onds count so know­ing your ex­act lo­ca­tion is cru­cial. The Emer­gency+ App can be ob­tained free of charge so there are no ex­cuses for smart­phone users not to down­load it to­day. It is still im­por­tant that peo­ple take note of land­marks in and around their lo­ca­tion as ev­ery piece of in­for­ma­tion helps QAS get an am­bu­lance to pa­tients quickly.

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