Published on Apr 9, 2014
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As part of its ongoing ‘Start a Heart’ campaign, South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to be the first ambulance trust in the UK to launch an app that locates the nearest Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
Thanks to Atrala Consulting Inc we now have an Apple iPhone and iPad app that users can also access their phones. Our app uses GPS functionality to show where the nearest AED is as well as a list of other AEDs in the area.
The app, which identifies over 600 AEDs in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, could help local people save the life of a person suffering sudden cardiac arrest. As well as providing clear and simple guidance on how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants (including hands-only CPR), the app uses GPS functionality to show where the nearest AED is as well as a list of other AEDs in the area.
Remember, the first thing to do in any real emergency is to ring 999.
You can follow this link to download the iPhone version of the app
or use this link to download the iPad version
Not only does it provide the building name and exact address of the nearest AED, but also informs users exactly where in the building the AED is located. SCAS is working on identifying which of these is available 24 hours a day and this will be part of the apps ongoing development.
The AED Locator for iPhone and iPad can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Store using the relevant links, or you can browse the store searching for ‘AED Locator UK’.
Versions for Android and Blackberry operating systems are currently in development.
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