Fabrice Muamba Snapchat CPR training will help save lives

A brand new Snapchat feature that aims to teach cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) could help save lives, says ex-footballer Fabrice Muamba.

Snapchat users can access the feature in the Lenses section of their app.

This camera-based filter developed in collaboration with the Red Cross charity, will assist users in performing chest compressions, and will test them on what they’ve learned.

Muamba and his heart stopped when he hit the ball in 2012, stated that it was “very crucial” to learn basic CPR.

“Speaking of my personal experiences, I was lucky enough to have a situation happen to me to receive the most excellent medical treatment I could ever want,” he told BBC News.

“Young people” today tend to be out most often with a companion. If they find themselves in this kind of situation and don’t know how CPR Then they’re in serious danger.

“But If you’re able to administer CPR via the lens of Snapchat You will give your friend a better chance of surviving a sudden cardiovascular arrest.”

‘Effectively dead’

Based on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation that less than 20 percent of people provide first aid, even though 70 percent of cardiac events occurring in front of other people.

Muamba at the time, who was 23 suffered a cardiac arrest while during a match with Bolton Wanderers in an FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Healthcare personnel tried for six minutes to revive the player on the field. It had been ” effectively dead” for the entire 78 minutes.

“If this had happened to me in my home I’m not sure we’d be having this discussion in the present,” he said.

“That’s the reason I’m working together with Snapchat to educate people about that it’s important to perform CPR and I hope that people will can learn how to perform it, and assist people to be able to survive the sudden heart attack.”

There are many apps available for CPR. Apple as well as Google app stores already offer several apps that instruct CPR and CPR, including St John Ambulance and the Resuscitation Council UK.

However, Snapchat claims to have greater than 347 million active users.

“Everybody uses Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,” Muamba said. “Why not urge users of Snapchat to learn how to perform the basic technique of CPR?

“We are able to grab your attention with this and then you can learn from it.

“It is simple and straightforward to use, and it’s an all-encompassing approach to being proactive. It’s about having the ability for action and having the ability to take action rather than being terrified of doing nothing.

“You learn to do it. Then, when you’re in a similar situation you’re able to recall the lessons you’ve learned. It’s about taking action, and then being able to perform it from the beginning.

“So this is why it’s so important that we educate young people. We encourage anyone with Snapchat on their phones to be able to administer CPR via the lens as it gives people a an increased chances of surviving sudden heart attack.”

How do you do CPR

If you notice someone unconscious and breathing irregularly it is recommended to call the 999 number and try to perform chest compressions in accordance with NHS: NHS:

  • Place your knees on the floor and put your hand’s heel on the breastbone, in the center of the chest.
  • The palms of the other hand on top, and lock your fingers.
  • Make sure your shoulders are directly above your hands.
  • Utilizing your weight, push straight downwards for 5-6 cm (2-2.5 inches) on their chests
  • While keeping your hands on their chests Release the compression and let their chest be able to return to the original place
  • Repeat the compressions 100-120 times per minute until an ambulance arrives.

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