Cardiac arrest: soon a citizen application to save lives in Paris, Lyon and Lille

The SauvLife application is free and can geolocate volunteers able to perform first aid actions in case of cardiac arrest on public roads, as well as automatic defibrillators nearby. Tested on February 23 on the campus of Lille University Hospital, it will be launched on March 13, 2018.

Recently, the SAMU 59 participated in preview a simulation test of the SauvLife application. Free, this application will be operational in Paris, Lyon and Lille, in order to save lives. It allows to geolocate volunteers able to perform first aid gestures in case of cardiac arrest on public roads, as well as automatic defibrillators nearby.

Improve the chances of survival

In the Hauts-de-France, organized rescue services arrive at the site on average 9 minutes after the launch of a call to the 15. Or in case of cardiac arrest every minute lost represents 10% less chance of survival. Without the action of a citizen who performs cardiac massage and defibrillation while waiting for help, the chances of survival are low (less than 5%).

Launch on March 13th

From this date, during a call to the 15 for a cardiac arrest, the SauvLife application will be triggered simultaneously with the dispatch of the medical team of the SAMU and first aid firefighters. Thus, the first minutes after the collapse of the victim will be optimized and waiting for the arrival of organized relief.

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