CPR app with chest compression time assist

New Zealand's St John ambulance and emergency service has released a new CPR app that features a beeping and vibrating assistance function to help time consistent chest compressions.

The free app is aimed at the general public and includes simple, user-friendly instructions as well as tutorials on CPR for adults, children and infants.

The app is optimised for iPhone, Android and Windows phones and can also be installed on iPads, although not all features are supported on the tablet.

Instructions can be spoken aloud from the app on Windows phones and pin shortcuts to the different CPR techniques on the home screen.

“CPR is simple to do but in the heat of the moment it’s easy for your mind to go blank and that’s where this app will be a vital prompt and guide,” St John's medical director, Tony Smith, said.

In addition to the CPR Timing Assist function, users can set up their own emergency services phone number when overseas.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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