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Want to Save a Life for Heart Month? There's an App for That!(February 14, 2012)
COLTS NECK, N.J., Feb. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If someone around you suddenly collapsed in cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? According to the American Heart Association [AHA], 70 percent of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac arrest because they don't know CPR or their training has lapsed.1 Now, there is an APP that can help save lives.
The TEAM LIFE CPR App is a "rescue" app that guides you through CPR with step-by-step visual and audible prompts. It is available for iPhone, Droid and Blackberry smart phones and tablets for just $1.99.
The APP allows you to have a lifesaving, easy-to-use guide to CPR with you at all times. Since four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home, the life you save will most likely be someone you love such as a spouse, parent or friend.
Jim Schatzle, BS, president of TEAM LIFE, INC. and a Paramedic for over 20 years who has trained thousands of people in CPR states, "We need to increase the survival rate for Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Five percent is unacceptable."
Schatzle notes that it is important to continue to encourage people to take CPR certification classes, but the TEAM LIFE App will empower everyone with a simple, straightforward CPR guide to follow during an actual rescue.
"We truly hope that with the development of the TEAM LIFE CPR application more victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest will survive," said Schatzle.
According to the AHA, effective bystander CPR can double or triple a victim's chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander2. As a result, less than 5 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital survive.
About Team Life:
TEAM LIFE is one of the most established and trusted names in Emergency heath training and products. TEAM LIFE has extensive health and safety training experience both in the United States and internationally. TEAM LIFE trains thousands of people every year who want to be prepared prior to an emergency happening and is a top distributor of Automated External Defibrillators. Anyone Can Be A Hero® For more information, please visit www.teamlife.com.
CONTACT: Ann Willets
Utopia Communications, Inc.
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