FirstAED is an automatic, intelligent alarm system for emergency medical organizations and dispatch centers, for extremely quick smartphone dispatch of first responders or bystanders close to an incident. The speed of the system is especially vital in cases of out of hospital cardiac and respiratory arrest, but the system has also proven its value in many other emergencies. It is fully compliant with the 2015 guidelines made by the European Resuscitation Council. The effect of the FirstAED system is proven over 3 years evidence based Danish research showing time to CPR of 04:07 and AED on-site in 99% of call-outs.
A complete and automatic alarming infrastructure between emergency medical dispatch centers, first responders and publicly available defibrillators. The system/software is integrated to the CAD system at the dispatch center, meaning no extra work or monitor for the dispatcher. A solution on iPad is also available. Learn more ›
The system has been in operation for nearly 4 years in a rural part of Denmark, where on average 180 first responders (2/3 bystanders with min. 12 hours BLS training) have been activated at more than 1700 alarms from control center. An evaluation made by two university hospitals documents main results:
- 3 first responders on site in 89,1% of all alarms
- No. 1 first responder on site in a mean time of 4:09 minutes
- AED was brought on site in 99% of all alarms
- Mean time of arrival of an AED was 5:47 minutes
Beginning 2016 a two year project will start in all of Helsinki-Uusimaa in cooperation with 112.FI, HUS, Red Cross, SPEK. A major project also involving AED registration in the entire area of 1.6m people. Part funding of the project by The Danish Market Development Fund.
A project involving dispatch centre, university hospital, various first responder groups and AED registering, in a region with about 250.000 people. Further regions of Germany have also decided implementation of the FirstAED system, pending technical clarification.
Ministerial delegation visit from Croatia
"I am pleased with everything I have seen and with the hospitality extended to me and my colleagues during our stay in Denmark. We are grateful to the Healthcare DENMARK team for being wonderful hosts to us and for the excellent organization of our visit."
- Dario Nakić, Croatian Minister of Health