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Mahna Mahna

I grew up watching The Muppet Show. One of my favourite skits is a song-and-dance with the refrain “Mahna Mahna”, that ends with an old muppet philosophising, “The question is, what is a Mahna Mahna?” His buddy cantankerously retorts, “The question is, who cares?” I couldn’t help but think about this as I reflected upon DARE. DARE is our community education campaign that teaches laypeople to resuscitate victims of cardiac arrest, launched 2 weeks ago at Toa Payoh HDB Hub. I wondered, who cares enough to be a part of this movement. [Read on…]

Grab drivers and partners to be trained in DARE

We are delighted that as part of Grab’s measures to bolster health and safety for their staff and partner drivers, Grab aims to train 500 of their drivers and partners with CPR and AED skills.

And yes that is what we do best! Now, more lives can potentially be saved when everyone is equipped with this life-saving skill.

[Sources:-]

  1. Straits Times
  2. Zaobao
  3. Berita Harian

How to perform CPR and use an AED

Watch Dr Jade Kua, DARE Programme Director, demonstrate how to perform CPR and use AED on cardiac arrest victims!

[Source: Zaobao]

DARE to save a life with new app

The DARE team made their presence felt on 26 May 2018 at the Toa Payoh Hub when they set up a roadshow to educate members of the public on what they can do in a cardiac arrest situation.

The carnival was graced by the Guest of Honour Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health. It saw the launch of the DARE app, an educational tool to equip users with knowledge on CPR+AED. The public also had the opportunity to try first hand on delivering chest compressions on a manikin.

View our Facebook for more information!

[Sources:-]

  1. Straits Times
  2. Lianhe Zaobao (1)
  3. Lianhe Zaobao (2)
  4. Berita Harian
  5. Tamil Murasu
  6. SHAPE
  7. MoneyFM 89.3FM (podcast)

Anatomy of A Letter

Super excited to have my letter about CPR education published in the Straits Times Forum page yesterday https://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/teaching-the-masses-cpr and thought I would break it down and explain what that was all about.

What is a cardiac arrest?

It’s difficult to appreciate this statement if you don’t realise what a cardiac arrest is. A cardiac arrest happens when the heart suddenly stops altogether. This could be caused by a massive heart attack which happens when the coronary vessels of the heart are blocked by too much plaque from sickness like high cholesterol. But cardiac arrest can also happen when something goes wrong with the electrical circuit in the heart, even in previously fit, healthy youths. [Read on…]

Teaching the masses CPR

In response to a Straits Times reader on conducting CPR training in schools, Programme Director Dr Jade Kua shares with readers on what students in Primary and Secondary schools have been exposed to.

Click here to read the reply.

[Source: Straits Times]

Dare to Dream

Five years ago, my team & I had a dream, to vastly improve survival of victims of cardiac arrest by teaching bystanders how to do community CPR and how to use an AED. We wanted our programme, DARE (Dispatcher-Assisted First REsponder), to be more than an educational curriculum but a social movement with a seismic change in knowledge, attitudes and practices, in Singapore and perhaps, Asia.

Last night, I found some old photographs of my team, from 2014, 2016 and 2017 and considered how far we’ve come from an intangible wisp of an idea to a boldly fleshed out national campaign, mobile app and children’s book, all poised to be launched this Saturday, 26th May 2018. [Read on…]

SGH doctor provides medical aid for Nepalese women

Read on…

Source: Tamil Murasu

Simplified CPR can also save lives

Simplified CPR does not require mouth-to-mouth ventilations and is just as effective in helping to save cardiac arrest victims’ lives. Anyone can learn this life-saving skill, through the DARE Programme, in just 1 hour! Sign up for a free DARE training today!

[Sources:-]

  1. Zaobao
  2. Zaobao Online
  3. Wanbao

Anyone can use an AED

In a recent Straits Times article dated 26 September 2017, it was noted in the article that to use an AED, certification is required.

We have helped to clarify that Anyone can use an AED on a cardiac arrest victim. Remember to call 995 and stay on the line with the 995 specialist.

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