16 Jan '11, 12pm

Singapore breaks record for CPR training: 7,204 PARTICIPANTS broke the Singapore record for the most number of p...

The goal - of having one person in each Singapore household proficient in the life-saving technique - is not unrealistic, said Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan. -- ST PHOTO BY 2020, at least one million people in Singapore should be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The goal - of having one person in each Singapore household proficient in the life-saving technique - is not unrealistic, said Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan. Speaking on the sidelines of the inaugural National Life Saving Day event on Sunay, Mr Khaw cited the example of Seattle in the United States. It boasts a sudden cardiac arrest survival rate of about 30 per cent as CPR training is widespread there. Currently, Singapore's survival rate for cardiac arrest cases away from hospital is between two to three per cent. Statistics also show that 70 per cent of sudden cardiac arrest victims collapse at ho...

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