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CPR retention

Sin­ga­pore Heart Foun­da­tion launches CPR Refresh to pro­mote skills reten­tion through vir­tual real­ity learn­ing and feedback.

The Sin­ga­pore Heart Foun­da­tion (SHF) has launched a new ini­tia­tive called the CPR Refresh or CPR2 for those who are already cer­ti­fied in CPR and AED. CPR2 is a new com­pli­men­tary 15-​minute non-​certification refresher expe­ri­ence that aims to pro­mote CPR skills reten­tion through vir­tual real­ity (VR) learn­ing and a feed­back device known as QCPR. SHF is the first organ­i­sa­tion in Sin­ga­pore to adopt the usage of this device. VR will offer an engag­ing and immer­sive expe­ri­ence that could sim­u­late a car­diac emer­gency, thus pre­sent­ing real oppor­tu­ni­ties for in-​depth learning.

To com­ple­ment the VR learn­ing, the QCPR feed­back device will pro­vide imme­di­ate ‘live’ read­ings and mea­sure­ments for the par­tic­i­pants to achieve qual­ity CPR, thereby improv­ing their com­pe­tency and con­fi­dence. There are many fac­tors that con­tribute to car­diac arrest sur­vival, and receiv­ing high-​quality CPR is an impor­tant factor.

Every year, more than 2,000 peo­ple in Sin­ga­pore suf­fer from out-​of-​hospital car­diac arrest and the sur­vival rate is only around 13.8 per­cent (shock­able wit­nessed car­diac arrest patients). Fur­ther­more, every minute of delay in resus­ci­ta­tion will lower the victim’s chance of sur­vival by seven per­cent to 10 percent.

Inter­ested par­tic­i­pants may e-​mail cpraed@​heart.​org.​sg for a trial ses­sion, start­ing 2018. Ses­sions will be avail­able twice a month (alter­nate Thurs­day mornings).

(** PHOTO CREDIT: Sin­ga­pore Heart Foundation)



Singapore Heart Foundation launches CPR Refresh to promote skills retention through virtual reality learning and feedback.

 

The Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF) has launched a new initiative called the CPR Refresh or CPR2 for those who are already certified in CPR and AED. CPRis a new complimentary 15-minute non-certification refresher experience that aims to promote CPR skills retention through virtual reality (VR) learning and a feedback device known as QCPR. SHF is the first organisation in Singapore to adopt the usage of this device. VR will offer an engaging and immersive experience that could simulate a cardiac emergency, thus presenting real opportunities for in-depth learning.

To complement the VR learning, the QCPR feedback device will provide immediate ‘live’ readings and measurements for the participants to achieve quality CPR, thereby improving their competency and confidence. There are many factors that contribute to cardiac arrest survival, and receiving high-quality CPR is an important factor.

Every year, more than 2,000 people in Singapore suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and the survival rate is only around 13.8 percent (shockable witnessed cardiac arrest patients). Furthermore, every minute of delay in resuscitation will lower the victim’s chance of survival by seven percent to 10 percent.

Interested participants may e-mail cpraed@heart.org.sg for a trial session, starting 2018. Sessions will be available twice a month (alternate Thursday mornings).

 

(** PHOTO CREDIT: Singapore Heart Foundation)

 


 

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