In Portugal, only 4.5% of cardiorespiratory arrest victims survive, a percentage well below of that recorded in other countries, said Carla Sá Couto, researcher from CINTESIS – Center from Health Technology and Services Research/Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, in an interview to Canal S+.
The specialist has carried out a study to learn what are the citizens’ skills in basic life support and what is their availability to receive training, namely in their jobs or in schools. One of the solutions could be the implementation, in schools and companies, of a device aimed at improving technical skills in this area.
Also in an interview to Canal S+, Abel Nicolau, from CINTESIS, explains how can the device be used by laypersons or by health professionals for cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills training. The objective is to improve immediate help to victims and increase the number of survivors.