You need to download this app if you are a member of public to call for emergency services and help from nearby qualified Responders.
GoodSAM connects those in need with those in the local community with life saving skills to help until the emergency services arrive. By alerting first aid trained bystanders to local incidents, GoodSAM aims to prevent the irreparable brain and heart damage which all to frequently occurs during a cardiac arrest or traumatic incident. Opening an airway and giving basic life support can radically alter the outcome for these patients.
When patients suffer a head injury they often stop breathing although their brain is actually not itself injured. Opening an airway and giving basic life support can radically alter the outcome for these patients. The problem has been finding people who can do this, alerting them and rapidly getting them to the patients.
There are, of course, thousands of people with such skills; off-duty doctors, nurses, police officers, first aiders are all "Good Samaritans" who are simply unaware of the emergency going on next door or outside their building. The Good SAM App uses the technology that can notify these people and help the person in need.
Who Are We?
Good SAM is a community of people – Good Samaritans – happy to assist if they are the closest person to a medical emergency. They are trained in first aid and may have additional skills. They can maintain an airway, help stop bleeding and, if necessary, perform life saving, high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or use a defibrillator.
The "SAM" in the name not only refers to Samaritan, but is also an acronym for “Smartphone Activated Medics”.
What Are The Apps ?
We are publishing two applications; GoodSAM Alerter and GoodSAM Responder. The GoodSAM Alerter app uses locational services to track the location of a person in need of a help; after a call is triggered we know exactly where the person is located.
On the other hand, the GoodSAM Responder app continuously sends locational updates to our server to allow the location of volunteer doctors/first-aiders to be tracked so they can be notified of any emergencies occurring around them. For more information please refer to "www.goodsamapp.org".
Which Countries Are Supported ?
Our aim is to potentially cover all the large cities around the globe.
Our Apps rely on location services for navigation and position updates. Please note continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Continuous maintenance and improvement.
Ratings and Reviews
Good idea, Badly designed
A good idea, but design of the app is appalling. Who has time to type in login addresses and passwords in an emergency situation rather than just dial 999? Why sound a siren when calling for help from the scene of an incident? That’s the last thing you want to do - you need to calm the situation around the patient not create tension with silly gimmicks. The measure facility is dangerously inaccurate and consistently crashes the app. Video facility misguided and most unlikely to be of any use to patient or Responder. Registration procedure hopeless and completes irrelevant answers by default with no option to correct. Needs a lot of work debugging bad ideas and giving some thought to the practical needs of users before it becomes a viable app - but meanwhile it is loosing credibility. Comments from reviews 3 years ago criticising problems with the app are still unresolved. A good idea, but such a mess of an app.!
Well glad you don't need a defibrillator in a rush!
Trying to find the nearest defibrillator when you are out ? Can't get the heart safe locator to work shows none in my area but I know there are several. Recommended for desktop ? But you are out and about ! Recommended app Goodsam. Downloading and registering cumbersome and it won't let me sign in because I haven't responded to the email they sent me, except no email has ever arrived. Just what you need in an emergency. Why isn't there an app that simply takes you position and says where the nearest defibrillator is without registering ???
Best app I have on my phone I'm a st Jhon's ambulance volunteer and it is so important to have something you can rely on in an emergency first aid saves lives what can be more important than that best app ever
- GOODSAM LTD
- 25.4 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2016 GoodSAM LTD
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.