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10 FAQs about CPR and the use of AED.

 

In this 10-part short FAQ series with our Programme Director, Dr Jade Kua, we will be exploring 10 frequently asked questions on CPR and the use of the AED.

This week, she will be sharing with us on how should we respond when we see someone collapse if we are not trained?

Please share this video with your family and friends so they can follow us and learn how to save a life.

CPR-COVID FAQs with Dr Jade Kua

Ever wondered is it safe to perform CPR on a cardiac arrest victim in light of the COVID 19 Pandemic?

Here is our Programme Director, Dr Jade Kua, answering a list of questions put together by the SMU Alumni about CPR during the COVID 19 Pandemic.

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Teenager saved his 8-year-old brother with CPR.

When 8-year-old Jayden suffered a cardiac arrest at home, his brother’s quick thinking saved his life. Having learned CPR as a Boy Scout, 15-year-old Tyron performed CPR to keep his little brother alive until first responders arrived.

[Source : CNN]

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How To Respond To Cardiac Arrest In Adults

If you witness someone who had a cardiac arrest and collapse, would you know what to do?

Here is our DARE programme director Dr Jade Kua sharing with you on some quick and easy steps to remember so that You can DARE to save a life.

Please share this post video with your family and friends so that they can follow us and learn how to save a life. #daretosaveaheart

 

Teach public to use AED

In response to a Zaobao reader’s query on teaching the public on how to use an AED, we shared that our staff have been providing free training for the public. Schools have also started training students, so that young children can step forward to help in a medical emergency when they witness one, such as a cardiac arrest incident.

[Source: Zaobao]

Get An A* STAR For The Future Of Everyone!

The Future Of Everyone

#OneNorthFestival2019

I was thrilled to discover that the theme for One-North Festival 2019 (13-14 September), was The Future Of Everyone. Organised by A*STAR, the One-North Festival is an annual celebration of research, innovation, creativity and enterprise. This year, my DARE team had a coveted booth in this prestigious festival to teach CPR & AED skills. In addition, I was invited to speak about my experience in tech & healthcare. [Read on…]

Speaking At A Chinese Conference About Cardiac Arrest

Telephone-Assisted CPR

One the coolest things to share with my Chinese audience is our successful dispatcher-assisted CPR story. Essentially, our cardiac arrest survival rates doubled when the emergency dispatchers stayed on the line to coach CPR while the ambulance was on its way.

AEDs Everywhere

At the same time, I was proud to recount to these Chinese professors tales of how we populated the country with AEDs. Other than having them in schools, we also have them in government flats and public spaces.

[Read on…]

Kindergarten Kids Dare To Save A Heart

DARE X My Little Campus Bishan

Whomever thinks that kids are too young to learn CPR, hasn’t seen kindergarten kids dare to save a heart. On 30th October, my team and I visit My Little Campus on Bishan Street 23. On my way over, I’m delighted to find an AED at the nearby lift lobby.

As my team sets up, I wonder how the session will go. Recently, I had taught a small group of young parents and kids How We Save A Heart Together in a mall and that had gone very well. However that was an intimate session with only accompanied kids. Today I am expecting 40 Kindergarten 1 & 2 kids without their parents. Hence we decide to start by reading from my book, How We Save A Heart, and take it from there. [Read on…]

How We Save A Heart Together

How We Save A Heart

When we unveiled our DARE app in May, we also launched the accompanying children’s book. Called “How We Save A Heart”, the book is key to our campaign At The Heart of The Matter. After all if we teach children to be brave & kind, they might grow up free of fears many adults currently have that hinder them from starting CPR. Hence, when Mummyfique invited me to speak to parents & children about the DARE app & book, I accepted gladly. [Read on…]

Dare To Save A Life

At the Heart of the Matter

About Cardiac Arrest

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…]