Jersey City launches life saving program

This week, Jersey City launched a pilot United Rescue program that may transform emergency medicine, and dramatically decrease response time in crisis situations. The program is based off of United Hatzalah in Israel, which has proven to be very successful.

When 911 is called, an ambulance will be dispatched as per normal protocol. In addition, a volunteer community based emergency caregiver (CBEC) will also be contacted. All CBEC’s will have an app on their phone where their location is constantly being updated, so that the closest possible responder can get to the patient immediately.

All CBEC’s go through an extensive training coarse through Jersey City Medical Center, and have their own individual emergency bag equipped with a defibrillator, oxygen mask, and many other life saving supplies.

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