Denmark is the first country in Europe with one nationwide system that alerts citizen responders in case of an OHCA. Studies find the system does good! There’s a good read about the possibilities in the U.S. and the Heartrunner system in Denmark in the Washington Post. Want to know more about what the Heartrunner system can do for the safety in your country or region? Read more about the Heartrunner system here.
”Denmark has seen a dramatic increase in survival from heart attacks after it began recruiting volunteers and arming some of them with smartphone technology that alerts them to nearby cardiac emergencies and helps them locate automated external defibrillators, or AEDs. The volunteers are then asked to enter residences and perform CPR until an ambulance arrives. (…) In Denmark, civilians respond faster than professionals to more than 4 in 10 cardiac arrests out of hospitals, data from the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry show.”
(Washington Post, 9 May 2021)