Fight for every heartbeat with HeartsafeLiving!

 

Fight for every heartbeat. Volunteers at HeartsafeLiving can resuscitate and are alerted when someone in the neighborhood needs resuscitation. They resuscitate manually or come up with an AED to provide first aid until the ambulance arrives.

Cooperation

HeartsafeLiving is carried out in close cooperation with the participating municipalities, regional ambulance services (RAS) and volunteers within a security region. In some municipalities associations are already active in this field, whether coordinated or not. They can also join HeartsafeLiving and thereby strengthen both themselves as HeartsafeLiving. Consultation and coordination between disciplines is essential.

Preparation

HeartsafeLiving requires a solid preparation. This preparation process begins with the establishment of a working group consisting of a chair, a group leader, administrative support, volunteers and a policy officer of the participating municipality.

Working group

Within the working group the tasks are divided so that each one contributes out of his own profession and expertise. The members of the working group are responsible for implementing the plan for the part that relates to their own organization. When a member of the working group hereby encounters problems whereby HeartsafeLiving is jeopardized or there is a delay, it should be reported as soon as possible to the chair.

Cardiac arrest

When people with a sudden cardiac arrest get the right help quickly, more lives will be saved. To achieve this goal HeartsafeLiving was established. HeartsafeLiving develops by organizing neighborly help and training volunteers in CPR and using an AED. Organized and trained volunteers support in this way the chain of acute medical care.

Results HeartsafeLiving

  • Quick help to patients with an sudden cardiac arrest
  • Neighborly assistance within six minutes deployable from the report of a cardiac arrest
  • Integration of neighborly assistance in the emergency chain
  • Organization of neighborly assistance in several municipalities within a security region
  • Coordination with realized and existing initiatives
  • A system for neighborly assistance where relevant data are put through by the dispatch center for alerting via text message and the HeartsafeLiving App for each type of smartphone

 

Conditions

To achieve the goal of HeartsafeLiving there are some core conditions to comply with. These are:

  • Sufficient well-trained volunteers who can be deployed within six minutes
  • 7 days a week and 24 hours a day organized neighborly help
  • Sufficient AEDs available, wherever possible 7 days a week and 24 hours a day
  • Automated alerting that is secured in the medical care chain
  • Quality of care by well-trained volunteers
  • Assurance of aftercare

 

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