The Michael Hughes Foundation is a verifying organisation for the Good Sam App, technology that assists connecting communities to respond to cardiac arrest – whilst making the link with Ambulance services in Australia.
Good Sam was developed in the UK and is currently being utilised by Ambulance services in Australia, most notably Ambulance Victoria.
This system allows for:
- Registration of trained community members in CPR and first aid
- Mapping and connecting defibrillators
- Notifications for Alert and Respond communication channels for real life events
- Support for the development of HeartSafe Communities
Sign up as a Responder in your Local Community
To register yourself as a responder, visit https://www.goodsamapp.org/regResponder. When completing the form:
- Ensure you select Australia
- Then Australia: Michael Hughes Foundation.
We will be able to verify your application within 72 hours.
Applications are welcomed from medically trained professionals including:
- Ambulance Technicians
- Police Officers
- Community First Responders
- First Aiders
- Medical/Paramedical Students.
For community first responders, you must:
- Be over the age of 18 years
- Have current first aid qualifications (HLTAID001, HLTAID003 or HLTAID004)
- Ensure your training is completed face to face (not online)
- Ensure your qualifications remain current
- Opt in to be a responder
You can also sign up as an Aleter for this system – https://www.goodsamapp.org/regAlerter
Visit www.goodsamapp.org or go to your app store to download Good Sam to your phone or connected device.
Register a Defibrillator
Direct from the Good Sam App, you will be able to register a defibrillator. This is an important step in order to know where defibrillators are placed and the coverage across our communities.
Emergency + App
MHF also recommends the The Emergency + app. It tells users when they should call Triple Zero (000) and who to call in different non-emergency situations. It also helps dial the number and shows the phone’s GPS coordinates for the caller to read out to the operator.
Click here to for more information.