Normally, if someone has a heart attack and there is no one around to administer CPR immediately the patients survival chances can drop, but now there is a new CPR app that alerts people of nearby cardiac arrest cases.
The study was conducted in Stockholm, and was based on CPR trained volunteers testing the app. Comparing the data on cardiac arrest patients and CPR administration rates, during the test period and previous timeframes analysts studies the effectiveness of the app.
According to specialist data, nearly 300.000 cases of cardiac arrest happen outside of hospital grounds every year in the U.S.
Only 32 percent of cases get CPR from people nearby. Quick administration of correctly done CPR can boost the patient’s survival chances by as much as 300 percent, means the app is more than needed and welcome.
The mobile CPR app, alerts trained citizens nearby as soon as the call to the emergency service is made.
The study determined that the new CPR app, increased rates of people receiving CPR while on the street by as much as 14 percent. In the study period, 306 events of cardiac arrest were reported.
Researchers analyzed the data and found that using the system increased the rate at which patients received CPR wile in public locations. The rate was increased from 48 to 62 percent.
Almost 10.000 people trained in CPR volunteered for the new system, they provided personal contact information and agreed that the data can be used to send them alert messages in case someone as far as 500 meters has a cardiac arrest or related problem.
Using the same technology as the one that helps you find specific locations, the app uses maps to specify were the patient is located and the quickest route you can take to him. The app also alerts you through voice and text messages, where the emergency call services was asked to respond and how long ago.
Through education, larger parts of the population could receive CPR training both in the U.S. and the rest of the world. CPR training can be taught as extracurricular class in school, at work or in youth camps.
At this time many NGOs are offering CPR training courses , and this is backed by private organizations like the boy scouts and other youth development programs.
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