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Someone nearby might need CPR.

Could you help?

Cardiac arrest is often unexpected. For every minute a patient doesn’t get CPR/defibrillation, their chances of survival fall by 10%.

GoodSAM (Smartphone Activated Medic) connects responders to patients in those first critical minutes of cardiac arrest while paramedics are on the way.



GoodSAM has now been reactivated across regional Victoria and metro Melbourne.

To opt-in and receive GoodSAM alerts, open the GoodSAM app, go into your ‘me’ profile and make sure the ‘report on duty’ setting is switched on and highlighted red.

Recent international evidence backed by the Australian Resuscitation Council suggests that bystander CPR can be safely performed during the pandemic if guidelines are followed.

This includes GoodSAM responders performing compression-only CPR and not using rescue breaths, wearing a surgical mask and covering the patients face and nose.

GoodSAM responders have the option to opt-out of the program based on their own personal circumstance. For more information please read our media release.

What is the GoodSAM app?

GoodSAM is a free global smartphone app that alerts responders to someone nearby in cardiac arrest. GoodSAM is linked to the Triple Zero (000) communications centre, so as soon as an ambulance is dispatched, a GoodSAM alert will notify you.

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How does it work?

How can you help a stranger in cardiac arrest? It’s easier than you think.

  1. A Triple Zero call (000) triggers an alert to be sent to a GoodSAM Responder.
  2. The responder is told the location of the patient and the nearest available defibrillator (AED).
  3. At the same time, the closest available ambulance is simultaneously sent to the patient, and in some parts of Victoria, the fire brigade is also dispatched.
  4. Meanwhile, the GoodSAM Responder can provide CPR and, if possible, make use of the nearest available defibrillator. This gives the patient a greater chance of survival.

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GoodSAM has arrived in Victoria. The lifesaving app connects people in cardiac arrest with first aid qualified responders to provide critical help while emergency services are on the way.

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