CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), together with the use of AED (automated external defibrillator), is extremely important in reducing the number of sudden cardiac deaths.  If both are administered within the first few critical minutes just after sudden cardiac arrest, it will skew the Chain of Survival equation towards higher chances of survival.

The survival rate decreases by 7-10%, with every minute of delay in administering CPR and  defibrillation. In 2015, the out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survival rate in Singapore was 21.3% (shockable witnessed cardiac arrest patients) - meaning with every 100 people who suffer a cardiac arrest, only 21 will survive.

Heart Safe endeavours to improve the out-of-hospital survival rate. Thus, the launch of another new initiative to provide a one-time CPR & AED Awareness talk for an hour to schools and organisations, highlighting the importance of CPR & AED.

For more details, please click here or you call 6354 9354/55/71/44/50.