Off duty Ambulance Victoria Paramedics and private paramedics are very welcome to join the EMR GoodSAM Team to help any person in need with an medical emergency (not just Cardiac Arrests). Here’s how it works…
You need to register here. You’ll be asked to put in your registration number (that’s your APHRA number from 2018 onwards) or Authority to Practice and upload a copy of your work ID. We just use this to speed up the process of authentication.
When signing up as a GoodSAM Responder, please select Australia: Victoria – Emergency Medical Response and we will verify you; You can always change your organisation in the future using the GoodSAM website.
When you register your email address, it is best to use your work email, however the activation code goes to this email address hence if you don’t have access to it, you may have to wait until you get to work.
Once you’ve got your activation code, activate your account. We then authenticate you (allow 24 hours) and you’re good to go.
If you receive an alert you can either accept or reject it. If you have to reject it, don’t worry, the next nearest responder will be activated.
If you accept it then please make your way to the emergency as rapidly as possible. Your phone will give you directions as well as information about the person you are attending.
Your skills rather than equipment are the most important thing you can bring – the ability to hold an airway open and perform CPR. However, if you wish to carry medical equipment, please check our equipment guide.
Like any clinical interaction, it is essential you keep a record of what happened and what you did. We provide a Mission Log which you have access to after your account has been activated. Please log in and you would be able to access the logs from the “Manage” page.