The Optima Group of Companies supports the non-profit association "Region der Lebensretter" with a donation of 2,000 euros. The Schwäbisch Hall district has joined the initiative to enable even faster rescue measures with the help of an app. In the future, medically trained people will be able to reach the patient faster than the rescue service in an emergency.
Every second counts in the event of circulatory arrest. To ensure that help can be provided as quickly as possible, the "Region der Lebensretter" association is becoming active in the Schwäbisch Hall district. Optima supports this important initiative with a donation of 2,000 euros for the procurement of basic equipment for helpers (identification vest & small emergency backpack). Prerequisite for the activity as a volunteer helper is an appropriate training. Through the concept created by the association, faster help for the patient is possible. A digital platform (app), which is linked to the mission control systems of the rescue control centers, uses the location information of the volunteer helpers to determine those persons who can be on site with the patient most quickly. If, for example, there is a medical emergency with circulatory arrest in the company, the volunteers registered there in the vicinity are automatically notified by the rescue control center.
The non-profit association Region der Lebensretter e.V. was founded in 2017 in Freiburg by leading emergency and intensive care physicians, DRK officials and the city of Freiburg. This with the aim of ensuring, through the voluntary commitment of medically trained personnel and with the aid of digital technology, that the vital measures are already carried out before the arrival of the rescue service for patients with a suspected cardiovascular arrest. The association establishes the FirstAED system in the region in cooperation with aid organizations, fire departments and control centers. The association members recruit first aiders and ensure that as many functioning defibrillators as possible are publicly accessible around the clock for emergencies.