Records registered by the Scottish ambulance services (SAS) depict that over the last six months, approximately 66% of Scottish patients who had suffered heart arrests, were treated by ambulance crews prior to arriving at the hospital and were found alive. According to SAS, there has been an increase in the percentage of Scottish residents being successfully treated through the launch of novel healthcare models. Each year, nearly 3000 persons receive out-of-hospital heart arrest therapy by the ambulance crews in Scotland.
SAS claims that patients in life-threatening situations receive immediate attention through 999 calling process and are provided with timely treatment as well. The service provider also stated that the innovative CPR technique helped save the lives of numerous patients in Scotland.
SAS believes that its approaches have been making notable contributions toward humanity by saving 300 lives every year. It is predicted that the service provider may save nearly 1,000 lives on an annual basis until 2020. Furthermore, the charity group states that its volunteers will provide free training to passengers & visitors at some of the railway stations across Scotland on 16th October 2017, as a mark of the ‘Restart a Heart day’ celebration in the country. The organization has set a target of training nearly 5,00,000 Scots to perform CPR on people suffering from a heart stroke.
According to an official of Save a life for Scotland, every year, a large number of the populace falling under different age-groups and belonging to myriad backgrounds & social classes in Scotland suffer from an unanticipated heart arrest. It has been observed that calling 999 for immediate help and performing CPR on patients under the guidance & supervision of the ambulance service during cases of emergency is not an easy task. Experts though opine that it is the safest recommended method of treating patients who have suffered a heart stroke.