STAYING ALIVE & THE CITIZEN RESPONDER
An application, a community, a mission: Saving Lives
Community of volunteers who choose to be part of the solution to help victims of cardiac arrest. They can be alerted at any time, unless they are unavailable, thanks to the Staying Alive App.
Free mobile App, which allows to be part of the Citizen Responder community, who, once enrolled, warns them in case of nearby cardiac arrest. It also allows you to find the closest defibrillators and to report new ones.
Staying Alive provides tutorials including videos on recognising a Cardiac Arrest, providing CPR and using an AED. You’ll also be able to read our FAQs regarding CPR and AED usage.
Cardiac arrest, a plague too often unknown
50,000 people in France die every year from cardiac arrest. That’s more than 130 deaths a day!
This figure rises to 400,000 in Europe and 7 million worldwide.
In nearly 70% of cases, cardiac arrest takes place in front of a witness, but the survival rate in France is only 7% while it is 40% in Amsterdam in the Netherlands or Lugano in Switzerland.
According to Medical Reseach specialists, early defibrillation would save several thousand people each year.
In case of cardiac arrest time is a decisive factor that determines the chances of survival.
After 4 minutes, it is estimated that for every minute elapsed, the chance of survival decreases by 10%. Without oxygenation, the brain can be severely damaged and subsequently have severe sequelae.
In less than 10 minutes without resuscitation, the victim’s vital prognosis can be fatal. Given the time needed to get to the scene of the accident, it is therefore essential that the witnesses of a cardiac arrest be able to call the rescue and start the resuscitation of the victim.
More than 250,000 defibrillators (AEDs) are registered worldwide in Staying Alive application developed by AEDMAP.
This application offers multiple features and services including:
- Location of the nearest defibrillators
- Addition, modification and validation of defibrillators
- Citizen Responders management
- Tutorials on CPR gestures
It is available for free for iPhone & Android.
In case of cardiac arrest, it is essential to start CPR in order to increase the victim’s chances of survival.
CITIZEN RESPONDERS CONCEPT
The “Citizen Responder” allows volunteers to register on the Staying Alive application and thus become citizen-rescuers, locatable by the emergency services (Firefighters, EMS, etc.), in the event of vital distress nearby in order to rescue the victim.
In order to optimize the management of cardiac arrest, an algorithm can send the Citizen Responders to the victim or to the defibrillators, depending on their location and competence. Trained Good Samaritans are sent either to the victim or to the nearest defibrillator, while untrained Good Samaritans are sent exclusively to a defibrillator.
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The Citizen Responder Development Fund, (CRDF), has as its main goal the mobilization of citizens in emergency situations, prevention and information in the field of medical action and education, through the following main axes:
– Free provision of the “Citizen Responder” to Emergency Management Services in France;
– Research in the medical field
– Support of education and training actions in the field of public health…
Support for NGOs in the form of grants.
Granting of scholarships to persons undertaking work that significantly contributes to the achievement of the purpose of the fund.
Organization of congresses, seminars, conferences.
Development of partnerships with any organization of general interest carrying out similar or related activities.
We invite you to contact us for more information
About the Citizen Responder
- 44, rue Escudier 92100 - Boulogne Billancourt, France
- +33 (0)1 81 89 77 99