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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…]

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!

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  1. Zaobao
  2. Zaobao Online
  3. Wanbao

DARE receives AMEI Golden Apple Award 2017!

We are proud to receive the Programme Innovation Award for the AMEI Golden Apple Award 2017.

The Programme Innovation Award uniquely recognises educational programmes in SingHealth and Duke-NUS for their innovation effort (differing from conventional practice among similar programmes).

We look forward to bring this programme to benefit more people, so that more lives can be saved!

 

Increased effectiveness in saving lives – CPRcard

The CPRcard is a credit-card sized device that is used on a cardiac arrest victim while perform chest compression. With the handy CPRcard in tow, saving lives could be more effective….[read on more about the CPRcard]

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  1. Straits Times Online(1)
  2. Straits Times Online (2)
  3. Today Online (1)
  4. Today Online (2)
  5. Shin Min
  6. Zaobao
  7. Wanbao
  8. Berita Harian
  9. Singapore Health

DARE-ing the young to save life

The Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Unit for Pre-hospital Emergency Care (UPEC) has rolled out a new training programme called the Dispatcher-Assisted first Responder (DARE). In only six steps, it teaches participants how to help save lives when faced with a cardiac arrest. With its simple techniques, DARE is easy to learn and remember, even for young children. [Read on…]

[Source: Tomorrow’s Medicine]