The Save-A-Life Initiative is an ambitious undertaking by Singapore Heart Foundation, in collaboration with the Singapore Civil Defence Force, to improve Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) survival rates.
Every year, about 3,000 people suffer OHCA in Singapore. On average, only 25.9% of these people survive OHCA, according to a 2018 survey by the Unit for Pre-hospital Emergency Care (UPEC).
We can change this reality.
When OHCA is witnessed, starting CPR+AED immediately has led to survival rates as high as 50%! The goal of the Save-A-Life initiative is to raise OHCA survival rates by improving bystander CPR and public AED usage rates.
The initiative consists of 3 key components:
1) Alerting volunteers to nearby cardiac arrest cases via the “myResponder” mobile app
2) Building a National Registry of Publicly Accessible AEDs
3) Building an Electronic Registry of Members of the Public trained in CPR
Join the National Registry of Publicly Accessible AEDs to help save lives. You can also enjoy membership benefits.
Download the “myResponder” mobile app and get notified of nearby cardiac arrest cases.
Find out more about the KAP relating to Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) and CPR+AED