Every year around 10,000 Swedes die as a result of cardiac arrest, but the individual survial rate doubles or triples when immeidate cardio pulminary resusciation (CPR) is administered.
With the support of digital technology, faster assistance is now available in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital. SMS Lifeguards has innovated the warning system by using CPR-trained volunteers to gain time before professional healthcare workers arrive. Through mobile positioning technology, people trained in CPR – SMS Lifeguards – are alerted on their mobile phones when a suspected cardiac arrest occurs within 500 metres.
The employees in Billund Municipality’s Park and Road Department have found a solution that better equips them to handle enquiries from passers-by and to give tourists directions. This means that the municipality is able to provide a service that would otherwise have been unaffordable.
CHEMO PUMP SAVES BEDS AND LETS CANCER PATIENTS BE AT HOME
Over the course of almost two years, the Haematology Clinic at Rigshospitalet has saved 550 bed days divided between 75 patients by providing chemotherapy with a portable pump instead of hospitalising the patients. On average, a bed day for a patient with leukaemia costs between 5-6,000 Danish kroner. This approach lets patients live a more normal life with their families and reduces exposure to the risk of hospital infections.