CPR Facts & Statistics

September 22, 2009


  • About 75-80% of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, so being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one.
  • Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s chance of survival.
  • CPR helps maintain vital blood flow to the heart and brain and increases the amount of time that an electric shock from a defibrillator can be effective.
  • Approximately 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.
  • Death from sudden cardiac arrest is not inevitable. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.
  • Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest if no CPR and defibrillation occurs during that time.
  • If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival fall 7-10% for every minute of delay until defibrillation. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and defibrillation are not provided within minutes of collapse.
  • Coronary heart disease accounts for about 450,000 of the nearly 870,000 adults who die each year as a result of cardiovascular disease.
  • Approximately 310,000 of all annual adult coronary heart disease deaths in the United States are suffered outside the hospital setting and in hospital emergency departments. Of those deaths, about 166,200 are due to sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Sudden cardiac arrest is most often caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). Cardiac arrest can also occur after the onset of a heart attack or as a result of electrocution or near-drowning.
  • When sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the victim collapses, becomes unresponsive to gentle shaking, stops normal breathing and after two rescue breaths, still isn’t breathing normally, coughing or moving.

Get CPR certified through our Online Training, or keep step-by-step instructions on how to handle an emergency CPR event with our CPR Coach iPhone App!

Macworld Review of ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach!

September 4, 2009

On July 14th Macworld released it’s review of ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach for iPhone and iPod Touch, giving it a 4.5 out of 5 mice! Making it as the highest-rated first aid app for iPhone according to Macworld!

Here are some links to check out to learn more:

Macworld’s review of ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach

Macworld’s comparison of ResQr to other first aid apps

First look at CPR Hero – Our upcoming CPR iPhone app!

September 2, 2009

CPR Hero will be a free app offered by ResQr software in the iTunes App Store soon. This app gives you certified audible directions on administering adult CPR with visual pacing cues!

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10 ways your camera phone can be used in an emergency

August 31, 2009

Nearly all cell phones have a camera built into them now. A key part of an emergency situation is communication and documentation. Obviously any camera can help document a situation, but with a camera phone you can significantly speed up the communication process by immediately sending those pictures to the people that need to see them.

  1. Injury photos to the doctor.
  2. Damage documentation for insurance.
  3. “Here’s the landmark I’m near.”
  4. Record medicines or food brand needs.
  5. Remember parking spot locations.
  6. Document your cleanup efforts.
  7. Document your repair or cleanup expenditures.
  8. Crime scene evidence.
  9. Photo reaction plan for the reading disabled.
  10. Report suspicious activity.

If you have an iPhone you can also be prepared for nearly any first aid emergency by having ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach installed on your phone. Much more than a first aid and CPR guide, the ResQr software family is first aid and CPR apps for mobile and computer platforms that coach, and support you through an emergency first aid event in real time, as it happens. Check out the entire family at the ResQr site!

You can find a list of 50 uses for your camera phone in Disaster Prep 101 by Paul Purcell.


July 22, 2009

iPhone Users ‘Encouraged’ to Consider Think Safe ResQr First Aid Application

HIAWATHA, IOWA, July 22, 2009 — Think Safe’s ResQr First Aid & CPR Coach application was recently reviewed by Macworld and awarded a 4.5 out of 5, ranking it as the top-rated first aid app according to Macworld. The publication cited, “This is a great way to walk people through performing unfamiliar tasks in stressful situations.”

Author of the Macworld review, and certified in American Red Cross CPR and lifeguarding, Lisa Schmeiser, wrote, “iPhone [or iPod Touch] apps provide a handy way to refresh a memory that’s gone blank in the face of an emergency or to provide first-aid knowledge you never thought you’d need… [ResQr’s an app that] Red Cross card-carriers and rookies alike can appreciate.”

President of Think Safe Inc, Paula Wickham, stated, “We are proud to be a considered a top app of the reviewed. ResQr was designed to encourage parents or others providing care to be prepared to manage through a stressful medical emergency event or give quick interactive training – not be another reference guide. We are looking forward to incorporating images and video next.”

ResQr is a family of First Aid and CPR apps for mobile and computer platforms that coach, and support you through an emergency first aid event in real time, as it happens.  Compliant with the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, ECC and National First Aid Science Standards, ResQr apps bring peace of mind knowing that you have clear, concise instructions walking you through the first aid emergency step-by-step.

About Macworld
Macworld is the premier source for news, reviews, help and how-to, videos, and podcasts for the Apple market, including the Mac, Mac software, Mac OS X, the iPod and iTunes, and the iPhone. Along with reviews of Mac-compatible hardware such as printers, digital cameras, and displays, Macworld reviews iPod cases, headphones, speakers, and accessories, and iPhone-related products. (Macworld.com)

About Think Safe Inc
Think Safe is committed to setting new standards for comprehensive emergency readiness and response. Manufacturing products and software for complete injury management and providing services that improve access to first aid and CPR training, Think Safe products and services are a good fit for corporate and industrial environments, parks and recreational facilities, schools, convention and sport centers, remote or high-risk locations, as well as parents and caregivers. Think Safe offers its patent pending First Voice™ Emergency Instruction Device and consumer first aid kits as well as useful emergency software for computers and mobile devices (ResQr). For details about Think Safe and its products, call Jen Mittan at 319-377-5125 or visit www.think-safe.com.