The Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine of Eurac Research is looking for volunteers with a valid BLS-D (Basic Life Support – Defibrillator) certificate to participate in a research project involving automated external defibrillator (AED) delivery with drones. The aim is to determine whether this could lead to a faster initiation of defibrillation and enable a better chance of surviving cardiac arrest in mountainous areas.
How? Volunteers will retrieve an AED from a drone delivered package and compare this with the on-foot retrieval a public access AED situated nearby.
Who? Healthy adults with a valid BLS-D certificate
When? 10 or 11 October, the activity requires that volunteers are present for half the day. Or 5 or 6 December the activity requires that volunteers are present for half the day.
Where? October: Lago di Braies / Pragser Wildsee (BZ)
December: Plan des Corones / Kronplatz (BZ)
Expenses? We will cover travel costs, provide lunch, and insurance during the study.
For further details and how to contact the research team, please read the attached flyer.
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