Laerdal, together with valued partners, works as a catalyst to help our customers implement programs that work. From America to Australia, from Denmark to Korea, the results speak for themselves.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have worked with Laerdal to implement wide-reaching programs to train schoolchildren and laypeople in their communities. In the United States, more than 2 million schoolchildren are trained in CPR every year.
In Nowon, a district in Seoul, Korea a widespread bystander CPR training and Telephone CPR (T-CPR) initiative was implemented in 2011. Within three years, 40,000 people were trained and the number of survivors every year almost tripled.
In Sweden, the number of cardiac arrest survivors increased from 156 in 1998 to 586 in 2015. This massive increase in survival corresponds with a large increase in bystander CPR now reaching 71%. The increase can also be attributed to the systematic training of almost 3 million people and the introduction of T-CPR.
The ongoing Pan Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS) describes how community education programs with T-CPR, including cardiac arrest recognition and CPR with dispatcher assistance can improve survival rates.