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Singapore’s Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) Data – 2011 to 2018

The latest data for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA), released by Health Ministry’s Unit for Pre-hospital Emergency Care (UPEC) shows that incidence of OHCA has jumped from 1,377 cases in 2011 to 2,972 cases in 2018. This is due to the rapidly ageing population and a rise in chronic diseases in Singapore, such as diabetes, hypertension and underlying heart conditions.

However, the bystander CPR rate has also increased significantly from 22% in 2011 to 61.8% in 2018.

The improvement in bystander CPR rates is mainly attributed to the dispatcher-assisted CPR programme introduced in 2012, where someone who calls 995 when witnessing a cardiac arrest, is guided by a medical dispatcher over the phone to perform CPR on the patient.

Singapore has done well and we are saving more lives each year than ever before. However, more can still be done to match the survival rates in the best cities in the world.

Let’s continue to DARE to save a life! #daretosaveaheart

He suffered from two cardiac arrests. His wife, who knew CPR had saved his life.

Being previously trained in CPR as a Girl Guide, Jill Shattock performed CPR on her husband after he suffered two cardiac arrests in 10 days.

Good Job, Jill Shattock!

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Source: BBC News

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Wife and neighbours saved husband’s life with CPR.

When Leah went to check on her husband, she found him grasping and shaking. She quickly called the ambulance and when she turned back, she found him not  breathing and his heart had stopped. Immediately, she started CPR, continued to stay on the line with the 911 dispatchers and asked her son to unlock the front door. Within minutes, two neighbours, a nurse and a volunteer firefighter, who had heard a dispatch call, came to their aid and continued until the ambulance arrived.

Good job everyone!

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Source : American Heart Association

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8-year-old girl saved by CPR

As Sofia Montoya was playing a game of tag at her school, suddenly she fell to the ground and collapsed. Her friends quickly ran for help. A school staff member quickly performed CPR on her with the help of the 911 dispatcher on the other line guiding her through the steps. Upon hearing the call for help, a sheriff who was nearby quickly arrived and took over CPR until medical help arrived.

Always remember, if you witness someone collapsed and is not breathing or unresponsive, call 995 and stay on the line, the medical dispatcher is always on the other line to guide you until medical help arrives.

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Source: Stanford Children’s Health – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

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Dr Jade speaking on High-Quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

On 27th June 2020, Dr Jade Kua was invited as a panelist to discuss on CPR in an international conference in collaboration between the Academy of Medicine Chapter of Intensivists and the Society of Intensive Care Medicine Singapore. They discussed on topics such as CPR during COVID-19 and the DARE programme.

Please check out the video which contains snippets about what was discussed during the panel discussion.

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7-year-old was saved by cousin and doctor after she found lying at the bottom of the pool.

When Keycha’s cousin, Rafael Rodriguez, found her 7 year old cousin at the bottom of the pool, he quickly pulled her out of the pool. Thankfully, a doctor, Kaitlyn Merrels who had just moved into the neighbourhood, performed CPR until ambulance arrived.

Thank you Rafael and Kaithlyn for stepping up and saving a heart.

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Source: ABC4News

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Congratulations Dr Jade on making it to the International list of Women in GovTech 2019!

Congrats Dr Jade for making it to the International list of Women in Govtech 2019, based on the DARE APP and contribution towards CPR education. The DARE team is so proud of you!

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Source: GovInsider

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Staff performed CPR on a man who had suffered from a cardiac arrest.

The police had praised and thanked the efforts of the staff from Bullring security and employees from a store, for performing CPR on a man who had suffered from a cardiac arrest. Thank you for stepping up and DARE to save a heart! Good Job!

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Source: Birmingham Live

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Nurse was saved by Father, Husband and neighbour with CPR!

After realising that Alicia was unresponsive, Bill, having been trained in CPR, quickly checked for breathing and, when there was no response, he quickly asks someone to call the ambulance and immediately performed CPR. When Alicia’s husband and a neighbour heard the call for help, they quickly came over and took turns to performed CPR until medical help arrived.

Good Job guys! Thank you for stepping up to DARE to save a life!

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Source: American Heart Association.

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Air Stewardess and security officers awarded for saving cleaner’s life.

Upon realising that there was no pulse and breathing, Ms. Nur Aishah Mohamed Roslan quickly started to perform CPR while Mr. Balakrishnan Gopinathan went to get an AED. Mr. Balakrishnan, another security officer, joined them soon after, and each of them took turns doing CPR until medical help arrived.

Thank you, Ms. Nur Aishah Mohamed Roslan, Mr. Balakrishnan Gopinathan, and Mr. Ram Kumar Baskaran for stepping to save a life.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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