The GoodSAM app alerts CPR trained members of the public to nearby cardiac arrests, allowing them to help before emergency services arrive.
Operating Internationally, GoodSAM (Smartphone Activated Medics) incorporates the world's most advanced emergency alerting and dispatching platform with a community of over 40,000 responders. Both trained health professionals and members of the public with some CPR practice are able to use the app, and be available to help others in the community when required. We strongly encourage New Zealanders to download GoodSAM, and to encourage others to do so as well.
The GoodSAM Cardiac system integrates with ambulance service CAD (computer aided dispatch) systems to trigger bystander response while the ambulance service is on route. GoodSAMPro provides a Community First Responder (CFR) dispatch system dispatching advanced care beyond cardiac arrest.
Visit the St John NZ website for detailed info on how to download the app, and more information about it.