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.
Victorians witnessing a cardiac arrest might find that it’s an off-duty coast guard first on scene to provide lifesaving assistance, with Australian Volunteer Coast Guard (AVCG) the latest partner to join Victoria’s growing community of GoodSAM responders. ...