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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29755470

    Mentioned here, as one of several new initiatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scootabout View Post
    I've just emailed them. I'll report back when they reply.
    They never replied...

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    Ever watch any of the 'fly on the wall' drams, such as 'Helicopter Heroes' or '24 Hours in A&E'? Sometimes you'll see the 'flying doctor' showing the medicos in A&E photos taken at the scene, giving them an impression of vehicle damage, height of fall, etc.

    Interesting development of that:

    https://goodsamapp.wordpress.com/201...y-for-goodsam/

    WORLD FIRST: Secure live video streaming technology for GoodSAM

    GoodSAM has become the first emergency healthcare app in the world to develop a secure in-app live video streaming function. Via a smartphone, the app’s new function can now provide emergency care providers and registered first responders the ability to see a patient on scene and assess the severity of their injuries remotely, which can help determine correct resources and urgency of care needed.

    The app, which uses GPS technology to alert trained first responders including off duty doctors, nurses and paramedics, to nearby medical emergencies, is available to download free on any smartphone device. The video function, which is currently available on iOS software and will soon be available on Android, is embedded within the app. Among its many benefits; nearby medically trained first responders who have accepted to help the patient can, in advance, see the seriousness of the patient or the safety of the scene; emergency care providers that integrate with the app can see exactly what is happening on scene, which could aid dispatch decisions and; in major incidents it could provide rescuers with direct access to what is going on, on the ground.

    Commenting on the innovation, GoodSAM’s Medical Director Dr Mark Wilson, said: “This is a major breakthrough in healthcare technology. The possible benefits to patients are incredible. Allowing medical professionals access to see a patient can help in assessing the patient’s needs. Via the app, the responder can see the patient and the scene and as ambulance services utilise the technology it may aid appropriate resourcing. A picture paints a thousand words and in many ways this can bring the emergency services to the scene immediately.”

    The GoodSAM App can be easily integrated into an ambulance service’s dispatch system to automatically alert a community of off-duty ambulance staff and people trained in life support directly from a 999 call. The London Ambulance Service recently became the first ambulance service in the world to use this function. The App is now hoping to create similar partnerships with other global ambulance services and the live video streaming function is now available for any organisations who wish to utilise it.

    When a member of the public comes across a medical emergency, by touching the GoodSAM emergency button it will immediately dial 999 but while the caller is talking to the emergency control operators, their phone is also alerting first responders within 200 metres who can help until the emergency services arrive. The video function can be simultaneously accessed by multiple parties if needed; the first responder while they are on route to help, or by ambulance services who integrate the technology into their dispatch system.

    With over 7,000 first responders currently signed up as Good Samaritans across the world, the creators are appealing for more medically trained people to sign up as ‘responders’ and to members of the public to become ‘alerters’. Both the GoodSAM Alerter and Responder apps are available free to download for Android and iOS from ITunes and GooglePlay.

    Dr Wilson added: “If someone is in cardiac arrest the earlier quality CPR can be performed, the better the chance of patient survival. GoodSAM alerts nearby first responders that can go and help before the ambulance service arrives. If a defibrillator is readily available, the location of which is shown on the GoodSAM app, patients are up to six times as likely to survive. Everyone who has a smartphone has a life-saving device in their pocket. They just need to download the GoodSAM app in case they ever need to use it.”



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    December 2018 Newsletter


    This year has been incredibly exciting for GoodSAM as we continue to scale our lifesaving community. As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to share some of our highlights – and also give you a sneak peek of what’s planned next...

    Welcoming our 2018 Ambulance Service Partners!
    This year many more organisations have joined up with GoodSAM. These include both voluntary organisations such as the Royal Life Saving Society and Ambulance Services including:

    Ambulance Victoria: Back in May, we teamed up with Ambulance Victoria to bring our live saving system to the state of Victoria in Australia. Thousands of Victorian Responders have joined us over the year, with strategic partnerships formed with Surf Life Saving, St John Ambulance Victoria, County Fire Authority and the Volunteer Coastguard.

    Welsh Ambulance Service: In November, we went live with the Welsh Ambulance Service (WAS) with 2 ROSCs from GoodSAM alerts in the first weekend. With around 35 alerts generated by WAS every day and thousands of Responders signed up in Wales, we are looking forward to growing both the Responder network and the AED Registry across the region even further!


    GoodSAM 2018 in Numbers
    We are incredibly proud of grateful to the GoodSAM community who have volunteered hundreds of thousands of hours in sharing their skills in providing critical care in the minutes before Ambulance arrival. Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve achieved this year; but with your help we can make 2019 even more successful:

    - 7,825 alerts accepted by Responders.
    - 42,894 Responders live globally.
    - Over 40,000 verified AEDs on the PAD Registry & many thousands more on the mobile AED registry.

    Thanks to you, the GoodSAM community, there are now many survivors – too many to list here but there are plenty of media stories


    Services coming on board in 2019

    Most Services across the UK are integrated or are integrating – We’re delighted that UK Ambulance partners including South East Coast Ambulance Service, East of England Ambulance Service, North East Ambulance Service, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Scottish Ambulance Service are working with us to come on board next year.

    Cutting Edge Innovation and Technical Development
    Our Tech team have been busy working to bring even more advanced solutions to support emergency care – from rapid AED delivery to cutting edge video, we are continuing to innovate with partners across the world. Our latest update enhances alerting even to those who have accidentally forgotten to have the app running in the background of their phone – massively increasing alert rates. Here are just a few examples of the big innovations– stay tuned in 2019 for even more developments!
    Instant.Help - Video offers the opportunity to transform patient care and dispatch. This year, with Kent, Surrey and Sussex and Great North Air Ambulance, we launched our ‘Instant on Scene’ video tool. The system gives the emergency services the ability to see patients and scene by sending a simple text message to the caller’s phone which opens their camera – with no app required.

    Vital Signs - The ‘Instant on Scene’ system has also incorporated technology which can measure a patient’s pulse – just from the video stream! What’s more, this feature can measure multiple patients at any one time!

    World’s Largest AED Registry
    Our #defibforSAM campaign added thousands more AEDs this year, maintaining GoodSAM as the UK’s and World’s largest AED Registry.

    As a result, our community has now amassed over 40,000 AEDs worldwide – all of which have been verified and locations made available through the GoodSAM apps. We sync and share AED data with all of our Ambulance Service partners to support AED retrieval when its most needed… but this year, we have gone even further!

    Remember if you spot an AED – see it, snap it, map it!


    World’s First Mobile AED Registry
    We all know AEDs on their own don’t save lives – but people with AEDs do! Our partnership with London Ambulance Service has enabled London Taxi Drivers like Paul, to carry AEDs in their vehicles and be alerted to respond to cardiac arrests around them. For the first time, Responders can now indicate they have an AED with them through their app. They are then displayed as Mobile AED Responders.


    Recognition in 2018
    GoodSAM joins European Emergency Number Association - In 2019, we will go live with new Emergency Services in Europe who are trialling both our video and cardiac tools. To mark our European engagement, GoodSAM has been nominated for the 2019 European 112 Awards. This Award recognises East Midlands Ambulance Service, who by partnering with GoodSAM, have gone beyond the expected to improve public outcomes and use of technology for good.

    Who Cares Wins Award Winner – Innovation of the Year for NHS - Meet Lynn and Matt – they both picked up The Sun’s ‘Who Cares Wins Award’ on behalf of GoodSAM. Matt, a GoodSAM Responder, was alerted by East Midlands Ambulance Service to provide life saving CPR to Lynn. The Innovation of the Year for the NHS Award recognises the contribution of the many GoodSAM Responders who share their skills every day.


    Calling Emergency Services and Beyond
    GoodSAM is highly collaborative and we are always looking for ways to grow the platform and develop new ways of delivering better patient outcomes – from alerting and dispatch to AED delivery! We’ve worked with Emergency Services to build features which will save lives and are looking forward to the impact they will make in 2019. If your organisation would like to collaborate with us, please do get in touch with the team at "info@goodsamapp.org".

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    https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-pro...462dc-41490271


    A problem emergency dispatchers have encountered for years, one that can delay by crucial minutes the arrival of firefighters, paramedics or police officers to help people in serious trouble, soon could be remedied.

    Often when people use their mobile phones to report an emergency — a spouse having a heart attack, a fire or car crash or someone being assaulted — they're not sure of the location. Also important: They don't know the jurisdiction they're in.


    The package, which includes training of the dispatchers, is free the first year for a trial period. (Photo/Carbyne Global)
    The package, which includes training of the dispatchers, is free the first year for a trial period. (Photo/Carbyne Global)

    Stark County commissioners agreed this week on a contract with an Israel-based company in hopes of solving that problem.

    The company is expected to install, by about September, software and hardware at dispatch centers around the county that would give dispatchers immediate location data within 3 feet of the mobile phone being used to make the 911 call, even if it's being made indoors.

    Stark County Emergency Management Agency Director Tim Warstler and Stark County Sheriff George Maier said the dispatchers' current equipment can give location data that's accurate within about 30 to 90 feet by triangulating the phone's signal with the cellphone towers or GPS data from the phone. In a building, it doesn't indicate which floor the caller is on.

    The system also will give the dispatcher the ability to send the caller a text message. If the caller taps the link in the text message, the dispatcher would be able to see any video being captured by the caller's smartphone in real time for the duration of the call.

    If the caller is unable to speak or it's not safe to speak, the caller can engage in a typed two-way chat with the dispatcher. Warstler said no app installation on the caller's phone is necessary.

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    A problem emergency dispatchers have encountered for years... Often when people use their mobile phones to report an emergency — a spouse having a heart attack, a fire or car crash or someone being assaulted — they're not sure of the location.
    Oddly enough (or not, on second thoughts) Jim Sanderson talks about that on Biker Down Kent (and presumably so do the other Biker Down teams)...

    One of the problems is GPS mapping - you'd think it would help people know where they are but he says that people often haven't got a clue because they no long notice landmarks. So even if the GPS shows them exactly where they are, unless there's a very obvious feature nearby (my Granddad could navigate virtually anywhere by pubs ) they cannot describe where they are, except "on the road between A and B". Sometimes they're even vaguer than that.

    He mentioned that even when people are 'certain' of their location, the FRS tend not to put too much faith in it. For example, they get calls to attend an RTC "on the northbound carriageway", and go sailing past the crash which is on the southbound carriageway.

    So they often send out two vehicles, one from either direction. The FRS are often first on the scene these days, so they can then redirect the other emergency services.

    He says that one of the things he talks about on young driver courses is that when a group are out, one of the passengers should take responsibility for plotting their course on a map so they know where they are and can be useful in the event of coming across an RTC.

    One of the reasons that occurred to me is that the user can set the GPS to show 'track up' which removes any sense of location, and can also set it to remove detail from the map, and to show just the major turns. So the 'map' isn't, IYSWIM.

    I also know there's an app somewhere that gives you precise map grid location... I'll see if I can track it down this evening.

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    There's this although when I've tried it it's a bit weird.

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    I also know there's an app somewhere that gives you precise map grid location... I'll see if I can track it down this evening.
    I have OS Locate and What3Words (both free).

    OS Locate gives your OS grid ref - which IIRC is only accurate to about 100yds
    What3Words gives a precise (obviously depending on GPS accuracy) 3m x 3m square

    OS Maps is free too, a useful supplement to Google maps. Shows footpaths in woods etc.

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    I couldn't resist looking for: https://w3w.co/random.nonsense.address

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    Interesting article : ) I didn't know about the car.

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    My ancient Garmin Zumo 220 has a "Where am I?" Icon, which gives you various details including lat/long.
    Google Maps lets you drop a pin where you are and then shows you a Plus Code - yet another unique location identifier.

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