Life sav­ing app

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Help is avail­able in a heart­beat with St John’s new CPR phone app. The app walks users through how to per­form CPR in an emer­gency. Each day at least nine New Zealan­ders suf­fer a heart at­tack but only 10 per cent sur­vive. CPR can mean the dif­fer­ence be­tween life and death, St John med­i­cal di­rec­tor Tony Smith says. ‘‘CPR is sim­ple to do but in the heat of the mo­ment it’s easy for your mind to go blank and that’s where this app will be a vi­tal prompt and guide,’’ he says. The app is free from app stores.

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