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Singapore: Can Drones Deliver Emergency Defibrillators?


A drone network could be deployed to speed defibrillators to bystanders trying to help people in cardiac arrest, getting the devices to the patient faster than emergency services, a recent Canadian study suggests.\r\nResearchers examined historical data on 53,702 cardiac arrests over 26,851 square kilometers (10,367 square miles) of rural and urban regions surrounding Toronto, Ontario, to see how drones might be deployed to get help to cardiac arrest patients more quickly than typical 911 response times.
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Singapore: Philips Pushes CPR, AED Training in Singapore


Royal Philips has launched a Retiree Rescue Campaign to raise awareness around sudden cardiac arrest, and the need for more individuals to be trained in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to increase the chances of survival.\r\n“With the ‘Retiree Rescue’ campaign, we want to debunk the myth that only trained medical professionals can help save lives,” said Winston Phua, head of brand, communications and digital at Philips ASEAN Pacific.
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Singapore: 995 Emergency Calls to be Assessed Based on Severity


Singapore: Calls made to the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s (SCDF) 995 emergency hotline will be assessed based on their severity and be allocated resources accordingly, under a new frontline response framework launched on Wednesday (3 May).\r\nSpeaking at the annual SCDF Work plan Seminar, Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam said the new framework will help meet the rising number of calls made to the emergency hotline.
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Singapore: Singapore Launches e-Platform for Mental Health First Aiders


Singapore: Singapore\'s Temasek Foundation Cares and Changi General Hospital on Saturday (20 May) jointly launched an electronic platform that teaches community leaders and volunteers mental health first aid, the Channel NewsAsia reported.\r\nThe e-platform, called Project e-Learning Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), combines online modules with a face-to-face practicum, helping to shorten onsite learning from the 2 days its standard course currently requires to just half a day.
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Singapore: SAF Medics to Work in SCDF Ambulances in Pilot Tie-Up


Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) medics will be deployed in Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) ambulances in a 3-month pilot from September to keep their skills current and to help beef up emergency responses.\r\nThe project aims to meet the growing demand in calls for ambulances and emergency treatments, which are expected to increase 6 per cent annually in the light of Singapore\'s ageing population, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on 23 May.
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