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citizenAID

The citizenAID App will reduce the anxiety from difficult decision making in an unfamiliar situation. Follow the logical steps to do the right things in the right order. Stay safe and help us… to help you… to save lives.

The citizenAID app is free to the UK public and is designed initially for use in the UK. Access is left open internationally for the wider public good, but recognising there is detail that relates only to the UK (such as emergency service phone number). Additional country versions will be developed dependent on demand.”  US version is available, search “citizenAID US” in Google & iTunes.

Many people across the country have prepared themselves to know what to do when someone collapses with a heart attack. But being able to act effectively after serious injury from bomb blast, gunshot and stabbing requires different knowledge and skills.

Quick actions in these situations, particularly to stop bleeding, will save lives.

The citizenAID Pocket Guide is a clear and simple series of immediate actions. YOU can be the person to provide information to the emergency services, to help organise others at the scene and to give life-saving care while waiting for the professionals to arrive.

Be prepared. Learn the system. YOU can save lives.

Further detail is available here: http://citizenaid.org

GoodSAM emergency responder app

GoodSAM is a social enterprise set up to work with ambulance and pre-hospital services to enable qualified bystanders to provide life saving care in emergencies. Their mission is to save people’s lives.

Operating Internationally, GoodSAM (Good Smartphone Activated Medics) is the world’s most advanced emergency alerting platform. The app allows alerters to dial the emergency services, and at the same time notify nearby medically qualified responders of a medical emergency. By alerting responders of an emergency, GoodSAM connects those in need with those who have the skills to provide critical help before the emergency services arrive.

The app is free and available for available for android, windows and iOS. It can currently be activated in parts of Europe, North America and Australia so may be worth downloading before your next holiday! It will soon be integrating with the North West Ambulance Service which means their IT will automatically check to see if a GoodSAM responder is nearby – they may be on the scene before an ambulance arrives. Further information can be found here: https://www.goodsamapp.org/home

GoodSam poster