When someone has a cardiac arrest, help could be around the corner. With the launch of a new app, GoodSAM, in Scotland, you could be that help.
You don’t need to be a trained professional to be a GoodSAM responder, you don’t even need a first aid certificate. You just need to know CPR.
Sign up to GoodSAM and be ready to save a life!
Sign up is easy just click the GoodSAM logo and follow these steps to become a CPR responder with GoodSAM. Don’t worry you don’t have to be a Doctor, you just need to know CPR and be over 18. You’ll need some photo ID to hand.
- Complete the form
- Select UK: Scottish Ambulance Service as your verifying organisation (even if you work for another organisation)
- Take a picture of your photo ID (Drivers licence, work pass etc)
- Tick the box to accept the terms and conditions to register
- Download the app
The team at SAS will verify you and you’ll be good to go.
Ian in Turriff
“I live in a rural town within the Grampian Region and have been volunteering as a cardiac responder in my local community for almost 7 years, initially with the Sandpiper Wildcat Project and now directly with the Scottish Ambulance Service. The goodsam app enables me to easily sign on and off when I am available to help and following an alert, will navigate me to the location and I will provide care to the patient until the Ambulance Crews arrive and then support them if required and also help family in whatever way I can.
I do not come from a medical background but receive regular training with the Scottish Ambulance Service and find my volunteering role, which provides the opportunity to share some knowledge and life saving skills with the wider community very rewarding”.