Singapore Heart Foundation, Singapore Red Cross Society

Restart A Heart was a first responder programme aimed at the layperson and consists of basic training in chest compression and AED (Automatic External Defibrillators). Chest compression differs from CPR in that no mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is needed.

In the one-hour training programme, the course taught lay persons to
i) recognise a cardiac arrest
ii) call 995
iii) commence chest compressions (without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) while guided by the medical dispatcher over the phone and to use an AED if one is available. It was targeted at the general public, to get bystanders to start chest compressions in the critical first minutes, before the ambulance arrives.

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