You need to download this app If you are a doctor, nurse, paramedic or a registered first aider.
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 improvement and providing more flexibility for Emergency Services for alerting/dispatching Responders.
Ratings and Reviews
Great idea, terrible user interface
This is a smart and successful idea but the user interface is so bad that it makes it hard to respond. Just a map location with no more info — how do you know which flat in a block of flats (the problem I had early this morning)? No more info given.
Will I get more info when I mark that I’m on the scene? No, nothing happened.
Messaging: not clear what it’s for — who are you messaging? Other responders? Ambulance control? I received no reply.
Poor design: they haven’t used iOS features and instead created their own fiddly, clunky switches and menus.
Once you’ve sent a message it’s hard to get to other parts of the app.
All in all I’m afraid this makes me hesitant about responding (as I did this morning, from my bed, at 5 am) if I don’t know I’m going to be given enough information to find the patient. Which is a real shame — because this is a great idea.
Poor waiting times
The app seems pointless to me. I’ve been waiting more than a week to be verified, it’s supposed to be about saving lives- for all I know there could have been an incident near bye where I could have helped. But due to not being able to use the app yet that person may have gone without quick help. I think they really need to improve the quickness of there checks, the whole idea of the app is a great idea but the time taken is poor risking the health of others...
Great app. Attended 2 alerts both were cardiac arrests and both took me less than 3 mins to be at scene to provide BLS. Pinpoint of patient is handy however would be useful to also get a first line of an address as I had to ring up control centre on my 1st attended call. Designer deserves a knighthood!
- GOODSAM LTD
- 26.9 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.