30 June 2016
Paging system for mobilising civilian care providers proves successful

One text message increases chance of survival after cardiac arrest

More than a quarter of people survive cardiac arrest when civilian emergency care providers are mobilised within six minutes via a text message. That is considerably more than when this kind of aid is not provided. This is revealed in a study by the Maastricht UMC+, the results of which were recently published in the scientific journal Resuscitation. The findings show the positive effect of the paging system for the first time, while also underscoring the Dutch Heart Foundation's appeal for more CPR-trained individuals in society.