Danish lifesaving system implemented in Germany

June 15, 2016
Marburg-Biedenkopf in Germany implements Danish developed smartphone system by FirstAED to improve the German survival rate after cardiac arrest.

The district of Marburg-Biedenkopf in Germany wants to reduce the response time to CPR by being able to call first responders on scene fast and efficiently in case of a cardiac arrest. Therefore, the expert team of the H-E-R-Z network has decided to implement the scientifically proven smartphone system from Danish company, FirstAED. The FirstAED smartphone system for first responders aims at reducing response time to CPR and significantly increasing chances of survival after cardiac arrest.

The system uses the current GPS position of the smartphone to alert the nearest first responder in a unique team structure. The nearest first responder looks after the patient and provides CPR, another first responder retrieves the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED), and a third first responder alerts the ambulance and talks to the relatives.

Marburg-Biedenkopf is the first German emergency service to implement the Danish smartphone system.

Read more about FirstAED.