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Cardiac arrest App

16 Jun

imageRecommended by the British Heart Foundation

You may have seen this on TV but do you own it?
Hearing the Bee Gees takes me back to my happy youth…. And Vinnie’s ‘my boy’

Stayin’ Alive with Hands-only CPR
If someone has collapsed and isn’t breathing normally, pushing hard and fast to the beat of Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees can save a life.


A useful website to learn more about Cardiovascular disease which is an umbrella term for all diseases of the heart and circulation, including heart disease, stroke, heart failure and congenital heart disease.

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British Heart Foundation – Hands-only CPR.

Collectively, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK, accounting for more than 159,000 deaths each year. The cost of premature death, lost productivity, hospital treatment and prescriptions is estimated at £19 billion.

The free app explains how to carry out Hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on someone in cardiac arrest using hard and fast chest compressions. The app also allows you to practice by making use of accelerometer hardware built into most smartphones. It means your mobile can measure the rate and depth of practice compressions, telling you if they need to do the compressions faster or slower; or whether they should push harder or softer.

 

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