St John CPR app accessible in a heartbeat
Every day more than nine New Zealanders suffer a cardiac arrest but only 10 per cent of these people will survive.
CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pumps oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the rest of the body and brain, and can be the difference between life and death.
St John wants everyone to have immediate access to these fundamental lifesaving skills with their new CPR app which is available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone handsets.
‘‘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,’’ St John medical director, Tony Smith says.
The simple, userfriendly instructions make the app easy to follow with innovative features such as beeping and vibrating ‘CPR Timing Assist’ to help with consistent chest compressions and instructions can even be spoken aloud from a Windows phone.
Other options include Adult, Child and Infant CPR tutorials and the ability to set up your own emergency services phone number (useful when travelling overseas).
St John is the leading provider of first aid training in New Zealand and provides ambulance services to 90% of the population. Who better to provide a life-saving app that can be accessed from the palm of your hand?
This innovative and lifesaving app is available FREE from the iTunes store, Google Play or WindowsPhone.com.