Life Saving Solutions
St. John Ambulance and AEDMAP have partnered to develop and deliver a comprehensive public AED and first responder registry app to Canadians. AED Mapping will provide a public AED registry that utilizes google maps to display AED’s in the vicinity of the emergency. Volunteer First Aid Responders will provide Emergency Services with a volunteer First Aid Responders network to assist in an emergency.
• AED Mapping
• Add new AED
• Defibrillators FAQ
• CPR tutorial (Chest compression & AED use)
• First Aid responder enrollment
• Worldwide emergency number automatic detection
• Emergency mode with CPR help
• Available in English & French
• Information about taking first aid classes
• Information about purchasing AED’s and supplies
• Available on Google Play and Apple Store
• Free to the general public
In Canada someone experiences a cardiac arrest every thirteen minutes. Early recognition, CPR and use of an AED can increase the odds of survival by 75 per cent or more. The Save A Life app from St. John Ambulance-Alberta Council is supported by the AEDMAP database, wherein Canadian organizations with an AED can register their device. In the event of an emergency, general public or Emergency Services can utilize the application to locate the nearest AED, saving precious seconds.
In addition, Save A Life will allow persons trained in CPR to register themselves as first responders so that in the event of an emergency they can be notified via SMS, asking if they can provide first aid. Now critical time searching for assistance can be significantly reduced, which will ultimately help improve the outcomes of Canadians who are experiencing a cardiac emergency.
Save A Life’s core focus is centered on improving the odds of survival of those in an emergency by locating the closest AED and/or calling for first responders. Save A Life will be launched in fall of 2016 along with the new 2016 Canadian Guidelines on First Aid and CPR.