AED

“Catch That Fib” Fund

Posted by cocreator on January 16, 2014
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Purpose : To promote use of AEDs for Out-of-Hospital medical emergencies

Total Fund Amount : $10,000

Fundable Items : AED accessories ( specifically electrode pads and battery packs ) after each AED use

Eligibility :

1. AED registered on Crowdsav platform before event. Use the free Crowdsav apps ( download from Apple App & Google Play app stores ) to upload AED data via “Add AED” button. Only information with image of deployed AED is accepted.

2. AEDs owned by organisations and corporate entities must be used outside of “Duty-of-Care” area. ( as per Workplace Safety and Health Act ). AEDs owned by private individuals must be used on non-relatives outside of own residences.

3. Rhythm must show ventricular fibrillation. Rhythm must be downloaded from AED in presence of appointed assessor.

4. Not dependent on outcome of rescue attempt.

5. Amount of funding is equal to costs of replacing consumables, cap at $500 per payout.

6. Funds are on reimbursement basis. Receipts or invoices must be produced before payouts.

7. Excluded are government organisations, healthcare institutions, ambulance services providers or in any situation where a fee-for-service is involved.

Further questions please email to info[at]firstaidcorps[dot]org

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Way to Go, Idaho!

Posted by cocreator on July 03, 2013
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Two Brigham Young University-Idaho students are trying to make changes in the community while helping those in an emergency have a better chance to live.

They’re hoping that when the situation arises, residents will know exactly where the closest AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machine is and how to use it.

“It’ll show the nearest AED to you and so right now the closest AED to us is in the Kirkham building,…..”

This app is called “Show Nearby AED” and it’s one of the methods Steve Shepro and Matt Haugen are spreading awareness of AED’s and CPR.

“Originally we were thinking we might make our own app, but doing some searching there’s an app created by some folks in Singapore, that had about 6,000 AED’s already added to the map globally, and rather than try to start over, it’s a great app that’s free and we thought that we would just add to that” said Shepro.

The boys have already added about 60 AED’s from the region to the map.

“It’s been difficult to find them, we have been finding them just by word of mouth, the campus has been the easiest because they already had tracked them and put them on a map that we were able to find” said Haugen.

As paramedics, these guys have seen what can happen if an AED machine is not applied quickly to the victim.

“With responding on the ambulance it will take several minutes for the ambulance to get there, and you know, maybe 8 or 10 minutes before we’re able to, get deliver a shock, well if you have an AED nearby and you can deliver that shock within a couple minutes, that chance of survival is going to be much better” continued Shepro.

For every minute you go without a pulse, your chance of survival goes down by about 7 to 10%.

Another news site covering this can be found HERE

More about the Idaho AED initiative at www.idahoaed.org

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iPhone app ShowNearby AED to Locate & Geotag AED Locations

Posted by cocreator on July 26, 2011
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Updates : We are currently fixing a bug in our app. Please be patient with us. Thank you.

Check out the screenshots below.

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PS : We have apps for other smartphones. Check them out.

Disclaimer : As public-accessed AEDs are prone to abuse, availability of AEDs is not guaranteed.

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iPhone app AED Nearby is now Live!

Posted by cocreator on January 19, 2010
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In collaboration with buuuk.com, the iPhone app to locate the nearest AED to anyone in the world is out! Check out the screenshots below.

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Here is a video of the app.

So to all the heroes out there, download the AED Nearby app from the app store now!

Best iPhone apps at AppStoreHQ

PS : We have apps for other smartphones ( eg Android – this is set to improve very soon ) and standard mobile phones. An app for Blackberry will be ready soon.

Disclaimer : As public-accessed AEDs are prone to abuse, availability of AEDs is not guaranteed. We have the 3 levels of verification to minimise this, the 3rd level of which is the Dying Man event.

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