First aid, an app to find the closest one and see waiting times- Corriere.it

First aid, an app to find the closest one and see waiting times- Corriere.it

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First aid, an app to find the closest one and see waiting times- Corriere.it

It’s called Where are U thefree app which allows you to call the Single European emergency number 112 with the automatic sending to the operator of the single answer center of the data relating to the location thanks to the phone’s GPS system. Those who are unable to speak can ask Help selecting the type of rescue he needs (ambulance, fire brigade, police force). it also activates a chat (third icon on the right) to access the service at deaf people. Even in Regions where 112 is not yet in operation, the Where are U app performs a life-saving function: indicating the address where the user is located, including the latitude, longitude and altitude of the position. Essential information, especially for hikers in the mountains without coordinates, to be communicated to the operator to receive timely help.

New services

On the new portal of the transparency of health services (portaletrasparenzaservizisanitari.it), of the National Agency for Regional Health Services (Agenas), through the tool it finds structures that can geolocalize emergency rooms, selecting a region, province or municipality of interest , and view the links with the accesses in real time (divided by emergency code). The Lazio Region has created the Lazio Health app, which allows you to consult the list of the nearest emergency rooms and their attendance directly on your smartphone. The same can be done with the Salutile first aid app made available by the Lombardy Region.

The path of a relative

Follow the procedure from home to the emergency room of a familiar (from the waiting room to treatment, observation, discharge, hospitalization) one of the functions of the ASL Roma 6 app, created by the company of the same name, and the Titengoinformato app of the ASL of Rieti (which can be activated with prior informed consent via a link that you receive via sms on your mobile phone).

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