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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]

Reply To Letter About Compulsory CPR Training

Compulsory CPR Training

16 August: Letter To The Straits Times

Recently, the Straits Times published a letter in the Forum page asking for CPR to be made compulsory in schools. This letter by Ms Lam Yin Yin starts by acknowledging how useful a CPR course she took at the Red Cross was. She then shares how Singapore’s survival rates for cardiac arrests are relatively low. As she suspects it may be because of a lack of knowledge, she asks if the Ministry of Education might consider making CPR training compulsory. Finally she suggests that domestic helpers too receive compulsory training since they are often home with dependents. [Read on…]

Resuscitation For Children With Cardiac Arrest

Educating The Community About Resuscitation

Last Friday I leapt out of bed before daybreak, in anticipation of my presentation at the CEO-CMB Forum. I had 15 minutes to discuss resuscitation for children with cardiac arrest. Why is this ground-breaking? For the past five years, my team has been industriously promoting DARE, a community education programme. However that focuses on resuscitation for adult victims of cardiac arrest. We even launched an app to teach this because At The Heart of The Matter, whatever reaches the largest audience works. [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…]

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

Discussing Emergency Medical Services In Korea

Celebrating Emergency Medical Services in Chungju City

World Firefighter Games (http://worldfirefightersgames.com) is a little like the Olympics, with 50 countries and 6000 participants competing in sports events. Held biennially, this year’s tournament was in Chungju City. One of the highlights is the emergency medical services conference. I was grateful to be invited to represent Singapore as a speaker, albeit at the eleventh hour (Enjoying Korean Cuisine In Chungju City). [Read on…]

 

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]