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SMS-lifesavers

Save lives by signing up to use your CPR skills

By Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre (ICMC) - Karolinska Institutet

Project URL: http://www.smslivraddare.se/
Project Twitter: @SMSlivraddare

Organisations Involved Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre (ICMC) - Karolinska Institutet http://www.smslivraddare.se/
Swedish CPR Council

  • Health
  • Safety & Security
  • Mobile

Over three million Swedes are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but few get the opportunity to contribute their knowledge in real life. SMS-lifesavers is a unique project which uses mobile technology to alert volunteers trained in CPR to a cardiac arrest in their immediate vicinity, in order to increase the proportion of patients who receive CPR while waiting for an ambulance.

The SMS-lifesavers system is active in the entire county of Stockholm and is now linked to the Swedish defibrillator register. By using mobile positioning, volunteer lifesavers near a suspected cardiac arrest are alerted to perform CPR and also to retrieve the nearest defibrillator via a link to the Swedish Heart Starts Register.

Last updated: 13th of September, 2016

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