You can view all registered AEDs in your area in the dashboard or in the Stan app through AEDs nearby. You can then see the AEDs near your home and work address, but also near your current location.
Unfortunately, no. Private AEDs that are located inside a house or car cannot be registered. A registered AED has to reliably be at the address registered when an alert comes in.
A person with an AED in the house or car can of course register as a volunteer and bring their own AED to the emergency. And of course it’s possible to put your AED in a casing on the outside of your house, so that it’s always available.
Yes it is. The nearest volunteers are automatically sent to the resuscitation. The other volunteers are first sent to various registered AEDs in the vicinity.
Just to be safe, volunteers are always sent to several AEDs. Because one AED could of course malfunction. The AED that arrives at the scene first can be used to support resuscitation.
Regularly check the AED and its casing to see if everything is still working properly. Preferably do this every month. We also ask you to keep its surroundings clean, so in the monthly check-up, just wipe any dust and dirt away, and clean up any clutter around it.
If your AED is mentioned in an alert, you will receive a text message with the request to check whether the AED was actually used. If that is the case, we ask you to report this to the owner or to us.
Yes! Stan the CPR network has aftercare available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because some volunteer first responders did not want immediate afterancare, but decide to choose this option later on. For instance when they are struggling with guilt. This is possible, and completely normal. If this is what you want, we are there for you.
After every resuscitation, all volunteers involved will always be given a questionnaire. Based on your answers, we will call you if we feel this is necessary.
It is also possible to contact your physician about aftercare.
Sometimes the victim dies on the scene, and sometimes the fate of the person resuscitated remains unclear. That can provoke quite the emotional reaction in a volunteer first responder.
In consultation with the second ambulance or physician present, you can receive immediate professional help or aftercare. For instance, you can contact Slachtofferhulp Nederland (Dutch Victim Support) to have someone to talk to and receive practical or emotional support.
Do not hesitate to ask. This is what the people at Slachtofferhulp Nederland are there for.
Your work is done. We ask you to leave immediately. Do not stay at the scene of the incident longer than necessary.
It is highly possible you will want to blow off steam when you have just finished a resuscitation. There are often police officers or other professionals nearby who you can talk to.
Proceed to the resuscitation as quickly as possible. Sometimes you get there just ahead of the ambulance. And every second really does count. The chance of survival decreases by the second. And the chance of permanent damage in survivors increases every second.
If the first ambulance has already arrived, you may lend the ambulance staff a helping hand, which may be highly appreciated. Should your assistance not be required after all, the ambulance staff will make this clear.
Sometimes it does not become clear until later that a resuscitation is involved, for instance when the first ambulance has already arrived. While waiting for the second ambulance to arrive, first responder assistance may be very welcome.
No, the Stan alert cannot overrule your phone’s personal settings.
A pager is a device that control rooms use to alert fire brigades. Volunteer fire fighters can be alerted using pagers.
Sometimes an alert by text message arrives much too late or not at all. For alerts, we depend on the mobile network. Bad coverage or a defect in the texting network could prevent the text being received (properly).
Maybe your phone´s standard ringtone is too low. Or your ringtone is simply not noticeable.
Many mobile phones have the option of giving each contact their own ringtone. So for Stan the CPR network you could choose a louder ringtone, so you’ll never miss it again.
When you get an alert through the app, you will see two buttons: [I’m going] and [I’m not going]. We ask you to push one of these two buttons. If you press [I’m going], then you will get more information about the location and the route to the incident. This is to prevent too many first responders showing up.
If you get an alert in a text message, then you only need to respond when you go. You can answer the text with ‘yes’ or a random letter. If you’re not going, do nothing.
People who do not wish to be resuscitated, can draft a ‘do not resuscitate’ order. This can take any form desired. A conventional way is a declaration on paper or a DNR pendant from the NVVE (Dutch Association for a Voluntary End of Life) on a necklace. But other forms also have to be respected, such as a tattoo with this message.
Stan the CPR network first responders are always allowed to resuscitate. We advise referring the family members to professional first responders with questions and comments.
As a first responder, you do not need to look for a living will beforehand, as that would take too much time. The decision to cease resuscitation based on such a living will, will be taken by professional first responders.
Firstly, many more first responders than necessary get an alert. As soon as enough first responders have responded that they are on their way, the rest of the first responders are given the message that they no longer need to go. This is to prevent excessive numbers of first responders at the resuscitation site.
Secondly, thanks to the responses, we can tell who was present. That makes it possible for us to approach the first responders for possible aftercare.
If you’re away for a while, then simply set your app to ‘unavailable’ until you return.
Many health insurance agencies reimburse people for this course. A CPR course falls under preventative care. The more people in our society to be knowledgeable about reanimation, the safer our society becomes! So go and see on your insurance agency’s website if you are reimbursed for the training!
The system maintains a validity of two years. You might took a refresher course, but have not updated it into your profile. You can do this yourself in the dashboard in the app. You can also keep other information up to date in this profile, such as changes in address.
Your personal account in your dashboard is not properly configured. Turning off your app does not automatically mean you no longer get text messages.
You can adjust this setting in your account. The boxes where you fill in availability apply to texts. This is separate from the app. If you only want to be alerted by the app, uncheck all the boxes.
This notification means that the location for more than 24 hours could not be determined. It is possible that you are 24 hours or longer in the same location. The app then needs to renew the location. You can do this by opening the app and go to "AEDs nearby." The location is then determined again. We also give the advice to run the app in the background, otherwise your location can not be determined anymore.
Your settings are not right for use of the app. The app only works when both ‘location’ and ‘messaging’ are turned on.
Tip: this is easily taken care of by accepting or turning on push messages in the settings of your smartphone.
That depends on your transportation. You can indicate if you want to go to the incident on foot, by bike or by car. The route provides the quickest way to the incident for each mode of transport.
You can simply do a password reset in the dashboard. Then follow the steps on the screen, you will receive a reset link in your mailbox and then you can create a new password.