PIVAT: Prompt Intervention Volunteer Aid Tutorials

by International Medical Crisis Response Alliance
PIVAT: Prompt Intervention Volunteer Aid Tutorials


Innocent victims of accidents or immediate medical crises too often die or are permanently maimed because bystanders have no idea how to help them. The problem exists worldwide but is particularly acute in nations with poor or non-existent EMT services. PIVAT is designed to address this problem by providing brief, pointed and easy-to-follow instructions in CPR, traumatic bleeding control and other basic first aid in native languages in an easily accessed online social media platform.

total raised
monthly donors


A large percentage of the population in many nations still live in rural areas and face health issues not encountered by urban populations. A bad fever, infection or injury can rapidly become a major health crisis when qualified medical care is many miles away over difficult terrain or waterways. Even for city-dwellers in the "developed" world qualified medical response is not instantaneous and the critical minutes after an accident often spell life or death for the victim


Frequently, bystanders crowd around an emergency scene, taking smartphone videos while an innocent victim bleeds to death on a highway or a child succumbs to water inhalation. Fortunately, this is a problem with a ready answer. For the bystander with some knowledge of where to look for it, those same smartphones can be used to rapidly access IMCRA-PIVAT native-language tutorial videos explaining quickly what to do in a score of medical emergencies addressable by basic First Aid procedures.

Long-Term Impact

The absence of basic First Aid knowledge in the general population is a pressing issue. Because of this ignorance, children drown who could be revived by CPR. Accident victims die of shock and blood loss which could be prevented by pressure and a tourniquet. People felled by stroke or heart attack could be saved by some very basic interventional knowledge which ANY informed bystander could take to save lives. PIVAT provides this knowledge and a little know-how can spread rapidly


Organization Information

International Medical Crisis Response Alliance

Location: Norwalk, Connecticut - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IMCRAlliance
International Medical Crisis Response Alliance
Elliot Noma
Project Leader:
Elliot Noma
Norwalk, Connecticut United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in United States or in Physical Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.