A mobile app that can help save a victim of cardiac arrest, this app helps in locating people nearby with CPR training who are able to revive the patient before the emergency responders can reach the location.
The app being named ‘SMS Lifesavers’ is an on-call mobile system that has been able to increase the number of by-standers that are CPR trained to reach the victim and provide immediate care when the heart suddenly stops beating-by 30%.
Death can happen within minutes if immediate action is not taken to revive the victim , this app which will send an SMS to the CPR trained personnel nearby ,using a similar system as GPRS technology, making it possible for help to arrive instantly.
Long established methods such as mass training of individuals have been imperative but have not shown such high positive outcomes.
Since the launch of this app 6000 CPR trained individuals are 4000 volunteers have joined in for help.
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death among adults over the age of 40 in the United States and other countries. In the U.S. alone, approximately 326,200 people of all ages experience EMS-assessed out-of-hospital non-traumatic SCA each year and nine out of 10 victims die.
Hands-only CPR within the first three minutes after cardiac arrest can jump-start the heart and reduce the minutes of oxygen deprivation, tripling the chances of survival.