How does the citizen assistance system work?
The Heart for Blixembosch working group is committed to keeping Blixembosch heart-safe. For this purpose, there are AEDs in the neighborhood (the Plateau has yet to happen!) and it is necessary that there are citizen emergency responders who can be deployed if there is a cardiac arrest and 112 has been alerted.
You can register for this via the website www.hartslagnu.nl. You can also indicate via this site at what times and days you are available to be called up as a citizen emergency responder. So you don’t have to be available day and night!
As a citizen first responder, you are registered with the HartslagNu resuscitation call system. In the event of a cardiac arrest in your area, HartslagNu will send you a call on your mobile phone (telephone, text message or app) to start CPR or get the nearest AED.
The first six minutes
In the event of cardiac arrest, the first 6 minutes are crucial. If you perform CPR and use an AED within these minutes, the chance of survival and life with minimal damage is greatest. An ambulance cannot always be there within 6 minutes. As a citizen aid worker you can! You start resuscitation until professional emergency services take over.
How does the calling system work?
If a report of cardiac arrest is received via 112, HartslagNu automatically calls civilian emergency services near the victim. They receive a call on their phone asking them to go directly to the victim to perform CPR or to pick up an AED first. They continue to perform CPR until professional emergency services take over.
Who can become a citizen aid worker?
Are you 18 years or older and have you followed recognized resuscitation training in the past two years? Then you can register as a citizen aid worker with HartslagNu. Are you a professional care provider? Registration is also very welcome!
If you want to take a resuscitation course, you can contact the first aid association Woensel-Noord. The costs are often reimbursed by supplementary insurance. You can register via www.ehbo-woenselnoord.nl
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